Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The primary goal for psychology degree students is to develop an understanding of core psychological concepts, theories, and issues, as well as understanding the relevance and application of psychology to one’s life. The curriculum focuses on developing a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values necessary for those aspiring to start a career in psychology or pursue a graduate degree.

Why Study Psychology?

The study of psychology is a fascinating and challenging field that requires knowledge of human behavior, good critical thinking, effective writing, and good interpersonal and problem-solving skills, all of which fit into our liberal arts curriculum.

Why You Should Choose Manor

The psychology degree program is designed for students interested in providing psychological and social services in various settings including community mental health centers, schools, substance abuse agencies, psychiatric hospitals, geriatric centers, hospices, developmental disability programs, child welfare agencies, and the criminal justice system.

The BA in psychology degree program focuses on both the personal and academic growth of students. At Manor, we are sensitive to the needs of the traditional age college student and the adult learner. We understand that you are a busy individual with other commitments in your life, so we offer flexible course scheduling with classes during the day, in the evenings, and online. Our classes are small and our approach is personal and supportive.

Career Opportunities

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Employment of social and human service professionals is expected to grow in the next decade, and a degree in psychology prepares students for this job market. There are job opportunities in a variety of settings including: psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, and schools—whereas others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees. With a degree in Psychology, students have the ability to start a career or graduate program in the following areas:

  • ABA counselor
  • Clinical and counseling psychology
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Correctional psychology
  • Early childhood behavioral specialist
  • Family therapy
  • Forensic examiner
  • Forensic science technician
  • Human factor psychology
  • Human resources
  • Law enforcement
  • Market research
  • Nonprofit management
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Recreational therapist
  • School counselor
  • School psychology
  • Social policy research
  • Social work
  • Sports psychology
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Teacher’s assistant


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