Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Prepare for future psychological research with the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 123-credit undergraduate degree provides a modern curriculum designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills through emphasis on the scientific basis of psychology, as well as courses in statistics and research methodology. Students study a range of topics, from biological bases of cognition and behavior to sociocultural influences on human interactions and psychological disorders.
The Psychology Major’s flexible curriculum comprises introductory, foundational and advanced courses, culminating in a final capstone course taken during your senior year, when you’ll prepare a final research thesis and present your findings in a poster session. Throughout your time in the program, you’ll develop applied skills through rigorous and highly focused experiential learning in community-based internships and research laboratories.
Temple’s Department of Psychology maintains a strong commitment to scholarly and scientific excellence and progress. Faculty members lead key research initiatives that contribute to important scientific discoveries in state-of-the-art labs such as the Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center, where lab members utilize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner received through a National Science Foundation grant.
The curriculum is designed to be sufficiently flexible to satisfy undergraduates’ diverse needs. Students may select an individually tailored curriculum for employment or further study in business, law, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or related fields.
Psychology Program at Temple Ambler
You can also complete most of the undergraduate Temple Psychology requirements at our Ambler Campus. Psychology students in Ambler complete the same coursework as Main Campus students while benefiting from smaller class sizes in a suburban setting. Students can take advantage of exciting research opportunities at the campus’ nationally acclaimed Infant and Child Laboratory.