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

Opportunities exist for internships, and, in the past, students have worked with hospitalized children, with adolescents and adults in outpatient treatment facilities and community mental health agencies, as well as in a number of business settings. 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

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
Diane Graves

Diane R. Graves

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Program Director, Master's in Interdiscipinary Studies in Human Behavior

Atiya R. Smith

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
  • Core Faculty, Master's in Counseling (Clinical and School)
  • Coordinator of the School Counseling Specialty