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Bachelor of Arts
Study the mind and human behavior in a flexible, hands-on psychology program at Cambridge College. The psychology degree is set within a broad-based liberal arts framework that has a strong interdisciplinary and humanistic foundation. A special emphasis of the program is examining the roles of culture, history, and belief in shaping the study of human behavior. Graduates will be prepared for professional roles in a wide range of clinical, educational, and human services careers. The program also provides a strong foundation for more specialized study at the graduate level.
Cambridge College Psychology Program Highlights
Psychology is a wide ranging field that deals with how people think, act, and feel. It’s a popular undergraduate degree option because it provides a broad set of skills you can apply to many types of careers. These are some of the top reasons to choose Cambridge College for your degree in psychology.
- Undergraduate research. Apply new psychological knowledge and insights to new contexts. This includes the opportunity to explore a field of interest via a comprehensive capstone research project.
- Flexible class options. Earn your bachelor’s in psychology on a schedule that works for you. Cambridge College offers day, evening, weekend, and online course options designed to fit the needs of adult learners.
- Exceptional value. Save on tuition at one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States.
- Experienced faculty. Learn from top instructors who are both accomplished researchers and accessible, dedicated teachers and mentors.
- Diverse students. Work with other adult learners from around the world. Cambridge College welcomes more than 300 students from over 50 different countries and was recently ranked #7 for Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges in America by Best College Reviews.
- No SAT or ACT tests required. Start your psychology degree quickly and efficiently. Cambridge College offers an easy online application and does not require SAT or ACT tests for admission.
According to Psychology Today, about 40 percent of psychology majors complete some form of graduate training, placing psychology among the highest of all undergraduate majors in post-graduate degree completion.
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Psychology Program Learning Outcomes
Psychology majors at Cambridge College will graduate with knowledge of:
- The historical development and methodologies of psychology
- Major psychological theories, concepts, and processes
- Learning theory and cognition, personality, motivation, and group theories
- Perspectives regarding mental health, psychopathology, maladaptive behaviors, and psychotherapy
- The roles of cultural, social, and historical forces in shaping behavior
What Can You Do With a Degree in Psychology?
Rapid social, cultural, and technological changes in our world make it more important than ever to increase our understanding of the widest possible range of human experience and behavior. It’s one of the reasons why psychology remains a fast-growing field—and why earning your psychology degree will help give you an edge in the job market.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists are among the fastest growing jobs, with greater demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social service agencies driving employment growth.
Our graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in clinical, educational, human service and management settings, and research. They are also well positioned to enter graduate studies in psychology, counseling, social work, and related fields.
Example Psychology Courses
Required courses look at the history and methodology of psychology and introduce broader issues related to human growth and development, learning theory, personality, motivational and group theories, and a variety of approaches to psychopathology and psychotherapy. Examples include:
- Groups and Social Psychology
- Theories of Personality
- Perspectives in Psychopathology
- Psychology Capstone
Psychology Scholarships and Financial Aid
Get financial assistance to help pay for your degree. In addition to scholarship opportunities, you might also be eligible for federal and state grants, loans, and other types of financial aid.
The first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about applying for financial aid.
WRT101-102 and MAT101-102 may by waived if equivalent courses have been accepted in transfer. Credits will be replaced with open electives. WRT201 required if both WRT101-102 are waived; not required for students completing WRT101-102 at Cambridge. WRT090 and MAT100 required if assessment indicates need.
Arts & Humanities - 6 credits
Natural & Physical Sciences - 6 credits
Social Sciences - 6 credits
Choose electives and/or concentrations to support your academic interests and professional goals. (Course prerequisites must also be met.)
In addition to the courses below, choose 15 credits of psychology electives.
No SAT or ACT tests required.
$50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
Health Requirements for Massachusetts Students
The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:
Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form
Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.
International students are accepted at Massachusetts location only, and need to provide supplemental documentation:
- Official demonstration of English language proficiency
- Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
- International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service
Undergraduate program applicants, once you are accepted, your official transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit.
Cost per credit hour:
$50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
Health Insurance Fee:
$1.985 (Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.)
Note: Rates are as of July 2019, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.
Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more
Grants, Scholarships and Loans
Cambridge College welcomes the opportunity to support your efforts to pay for college. Federal, state and local resources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study, including Cambridge College Scholarships, are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Learn more
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