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Psychology BS

In addition to the Southeast Missouri State University Cape campus, this degree is offered at our regional campuses in Kennett and Sikeston.


Psychology is the scientific study of all aspects of human behavior and mental processes. The major provides a general background in basic processes (learning and memory), cognitive processes, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical/personality psychology, and statistics and research design. Students are prepared for a variety of careers in social services, human resources and business areas. It also provides the foundation for graduate study in specialized areas of psychology. Students may participate in psychology clubs and honor society activities, as well as conduct their own research with faculty mentors.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with qualified faculty in small class settings
  • Be prepared for careers or graduate study
  • Be able to participate in our annual Student Research Conference
  • Participate in and develop psychological research
  • Be able to participate in career-relevant internship opportunities

What You'll Study

  • PY230 Ethics & Diversity in Psychology
  • PY362 Learning & Memory
  • PY440 Abnormal Psychology
  • PY359 Psychology & the Law

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Cottonwood Treatment Center
  • Lutheran Child & Family Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Family Counseling Center
  • Bootheel Counseling Center

Graduate School Opportunities

  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of South Florida


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