Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Psychology and human services Dr. A.J. Marsden teaching classBeacon College’s Psychology major is designed to prepare students for a career in a wide variety of helping professions or for graduate school. Our students learn to think critically, analyze and apply psychological theories, conduct themselves professionally and ethically, and also how to work on a team. Our faculty have experience in the field of psychology so students see how what they learn in class is applied in the real world.

Course Sampling

Abnormal Psychology – Students research mental disorders and treatment methods

Human Development – Students look at the developing person and psychological, social, and physical growth

Psychological Strategies and Interventions – Students gain experience working with groups of people using current best practices in the field of psychology

Substance Abuse – Students explore addiction and treatment methods

Senior Seminar in Psychological Science – Students participate on a treatment team conducting psychosocial assessments, investigating treatment options, and writing treatment plans

Career Development – Students prepare for the workplace by completing an internship as they transition from students to co-workers

Potential Careers

  • Graduate Studies
  • Case Management
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Career or Vocational Counselor
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Genetics Counselors

Psychology Minor

The psychology minor is an interdisciplinary program open to all Beacon students, and it can be combined with a degree in another field, such as business.

Learn More

Want to learn more about our psychology program? Schedule a visit today by contacting our Office of Admissions at or call 352-638-9731 or 855-220-5376 (toll-free).