Psychological Science, BA

Central to Using Insight for Impact.

Central’s BA in Psychological Science prepares graduates for several career paths by helping them develop a solid knowledge base in psychological science, scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills, communication skills, sociocultural and international awareness, ethical and social responsibility, and applied knowledge in professional settings.

Students are equipped to pursue civic engagement, employment, and/or advanced degrees. The program facilitates life-long learning among students of diverse backgrounds.

Program Features

  • Engaged, diverse faculty with backgrounds in clinical and counseling, social, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial-organizational, etc.
  • Small class sizes
  • In-house peer tutoring
  • Ability to be part of a research team with opportunities to gain research experience and publish
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab
  • Accelerated program enables students to earn a BA and MA in 5 years
  • Minors in Gerontology and Peace Studies
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Carrie Andreoletti
Department Chair

Academic Department

Psychological Science

I discovered how much I enjoyed the challenge of pushing my comfort zone to learn about diversity among people, including their cultures and their histories. I came to Central knowing I wanted to study psychology and I am leaving having found the populations I want to work with as a future clinical psychologist thanks to the amazing staff here.

Carissa Daigle ’22 Barnard Scholar

Did You Know?

There is an option for graduates of the program to earn a Gerontology Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, describe, and apply key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
  2. Interpret, design, and conduct basic and applied research.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in various formats and for various purposes.
  4. Examine theories, philosophies, research, and cultures from diverse standpoints including those that do not represent mainstream western perspectives.
  5. Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice and adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels
  6. Identify and develop skills and experiences relevant to achieving selected career goals.