Division of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology program introduces students to the study of human behavior and mental processes. The program covers theory, research, and practical applications of psychological science in organizational, educational, community, and healthcare settings.

Your career options

BA Psychology graduates can pursue careers as:

  • Psychometricians
  • Guidance counselors
  • Community psychologists
  • Developmental psychologists
  • Human resource specialists
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

They may also pursue advanced studies in clinical psychology, counseling, or specific fields of psychology, or in related disciplines such as medicine and law.

Regional, National, and Global Relevance

The BA Psychology curriculum aims to be responsive to the needs of Eastern Visayas in particular through a sharper focus on community psychology, which utilizes a socio-cultural perspective to understand and promote systemic and individual health and community wellness. In the context of Region VIII, which is characterized by natural disasters and a high incidence of poverty, a community psychology approach includes understanding the interconnectedness of climate change, social issues, and mental health, and developing relevant interventions grounded in local phenomena, experiences, meanings, values, and beliefs.