Psychology, B.A.



Certificate Programs:

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal) and the psychological, social and biological processes related to that behavior. Majoring in psychology can prepare an individual for a number of different roles: teacher, researcher, service provider, administrator or consultant. Because of the diversity of psychology’s areas, there is room for students with many different personal qualities.

Common minors pursued

Typical minors are biology, sociology, family services, criminology, women’s studies, business, community health education and political science.


Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as a psychology major in the Plan of Study.


Psychology graduates from the University of Northern Iowa have had job opportunities in a number of different areas. Typical work settings include community mental health centers, vocational rehabilitation offices and correctional programs. Another occupation for those with at least bachelor’s level training is teaching psychology in secondary schools.

Unique Features: 
  • Award-winning faculty who are committed to teaching and personal attention to students

  • Active Psychology Club and Psychology Honor Society

  • Opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty in research and teaching

  • Variety of community volunteer experiences for course credit

  • Annual Social Sciences Research Conference

  • Opportunities to present at professional meetings

Scholarships & Awards: 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen in half to full in-state tuition amounts. Applicants must complete a test and interview on campus.

To be considered for many University of Northern Iowa scholarships, you need only complete the application for admission. For additional scholarship opportunities complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Colleges and departments within the university have separate application procedures, deadlines and interviews that may be required for scholarship consideration. Please refer to the Scholarship Directory for Freshmen and Transfer Students at for full details.