Andrew Campbell teaching a Psychology Class

Psychology (B.A.)

  • Major
  • Minor

About this Program

The major in psychology covers aspects of human and animal behavior ranging from the firing of a single neuron to the death and dying process.

Program Overview

Psychology can prepare you for various entry-level jobs in social services, mental health, management or almost any area that requires a broad liberal arts education. Our program can also be the basis for admission to graduate or professional training in psychology, social work, business, medicine and law. The possibilities can include many other areas and can be enhanced by the selection of elective courses and participation in complementary experiences.

There are ample opportunities for internships in the field. Our students have worked with hospitalized children, adolescents and adults in outpatient treatment facilities, and community mental health agencies, in addition to a number of businesses. Previous settings include: the National Institute of Mental Health, The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the White House, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center, the Maryland School for the Deaf, the Jefferson School and the Frederick County Hotline.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor

Department Offering

Join the Club!

Get involved with extracurricular organizations like the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Career Outlook

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Program Contact

Shannon Kundey, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Department Chair


Fast Fact

95 percent of our full-time faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

All Faculty

Shannon Kundey

  • Professor of Psychology, Department Chair
  • Co-Director, Hood Honors Program

Atiya R. Smith

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
  • Core Faculty, Master's in Counseling (Clinical and School)
  • Program Director, School Counseling Specialty
Hiba Usmani '22

Hiba Usmani '22 | Chair of the Board Scholar

Q&A Undergraduate Student

Hiba Usmani '22, a biology major and honors student who served as class president and was awarded the Chair of the Board Scholarship, reflects on her time at Hood as she prepares for graduation.

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