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Psychological Science Major (Bachelor of Science)

Want insight into human behaviors, thoughts and emotions? Eager to conduct research as an undergraduate? Choose a Bachelor of Science (BS) in psychological science from Creighton and prepare for a fulfilling career, conduct research and more.

Here, you’ll gain hands-on experience with the chance to work in the community or work side-by-side with faculty on research projects. And, for students headed to graduate or professional school, the experiences gained while earning a psychological science degree will provide a stronger case for acceptance and a head start.

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Program Details

Creighton’s psychological science major provides you with an excellent foundation, whether you’re interested in furthering your education or planning to start your psychology career right away. You’ll learn to:

  • Conduct research and statistical analysis
  • Understand behavior and mental processes
  • Learn how psychology is used in various fields, such as business, education and health care
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Hone your oral and written communication skills

Curriculum

Within the phychological science curriculum, you could take courses like:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Infant and Child Development
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Minor

A minor in behavioral and cognitive Neuroscience is particularly relevant to individuals interested in the biological sciences and related careers. The goal of the minor is to provide a balanced, synthesized and integrated view of the brain and its relation to cognition and behavior.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available, including the Dahl Research Fund, which supports undergraduate research. Explore other scholarships.

Katie White Austin
“My professors helped me to enter and excel in a PhD program in psychology by sharing their passion for the field, challenging me to think deeply, and allowing me to gain research experience. Their kindness and advice continue to enhance my life.”
— Katie White Austin, BA’17, MS, PhD, User Experience Researcher at Meta (Facebook)
Meg Fyan
“Creighton’s Psychological Science Program fosters knowledge by engaging students in new and exciting topics that spark ideas in and outside the classroom. Faculty challenge us to explore new possibilities with an emphasis on the undergrad experience.”
— Meg Fyan, Psychological Science Major
Pallavi Aurora
“Creighton provided unique opportunities to explore my interests in psychology. The faculty were always supportive, while also challenging me to grow. I have loved the continued support from faculty as I complete my PhD in Clinical Psychology.”
— Pallavi Aurora, BA’16, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology

Creighton graduates with a bachelor of science major in psychology:

  • Pursue masters and doctorate degrees in various areas of psychology (e.g., counseling/clinical, educational/school, cognitive, development, forensic, social, physiological, industrial/organizational)
  • Pursue professional training in the health professions (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy), in business (advertising, marketing and management) or law
  • Pursue advanced degrees in other psychology-related fields, such as social work or human resources

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual salary for a psychologist is $82,180.

Research Opportunities

At Creighton, you’ll have a variety of psychology research opportunities available. We encourage students to collaborate with faculty members on research projects. This type of research experience, from project development through the presentation and publication of the results, sets Creighton psychology students apart, and has helped our alumni gain admission to high-quality graduate programs in psychology and professional programs of all types (e.g., law schools, medical schools, business schools).

Psychology Internship Opportunities

Our undergraduate psychology internship program allows you to enroll in a course where you will receive supervised training in the delivery of human services ranging from psychiatric care to criminal probationary services. These experiences will be an exciting supplement to your classroom activities and give you direction in making your career decisions.

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