Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, as well as a minor in psychology. The degree is offered both as a traditional day and a part-time evening major, with both programs preparing students for careers and graduate work in psychology.

Psychology is the branch of science that studies human behavior and mental processes. The department offers a strong general psychology curriculum, as recommended by the American Psychological Association.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology will study within the various subfields of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental and abnormal psychology. However, students are also encouraged to create a personalized curriculum on top of the core requirements, to develop an innovative foundation for future employment or graduate work. Special emphasis is placed on helping the psychology student to develop analytic skills and interdisciplinary perspectives, through lively classroom work, individual research and study in the major areas of psychology. Community-based learning has become a focus of the program, giving students an opportunity to immerse themselves in diverse communities and participate in multiple community organizations.

See the NDNU General Catalog for program requirements and course descriptions.

Psychology Articulated Programs

Both traditional day and evening undergraduate psychology programs offer special articulated programs with NDNU’s graduate programs in Art Therapy and Clinical Psychology and with NDNU’s Special Education degree programs. Articulated programs allow qualified students, in their last year of undergraduate work, to begin study for the master’s degree, while completing the bachelor’s degree. They are allowed to enroll in up to six units of selected graduate coursework, that fulfills the undergraduate psychology elective requirements, while also counting toward the master’s degree. Undergraduate psychology majors who are interested in NDNU’s Art Therapy graduate program are also encouraged to minor in art.

Admission Requirements

NDNU admits students for fall and spring semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.


NDNU Admissions

Gretchen Wehrle, Ph.D
Chair, Department of Psychology and Sociology


Paula Chafee, Ph.D.

Patrick Cravalho, Ph.D.

Daniela Kantorova, Ph.D.

Jean Nyland, Ph.D.

Brian Oliveira, Ph.D.

David Reed

Gavin Shafron

Hannah Yanow