The Department of Psychology is one of the newest departments on Campus.  In the fall of 2018, it was named one of two academic departments chosen by on-campus students as a 5-star department. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology was recognized as one of the nation’s best Online Psychology Programs by Affordable Colleges Online.  LSUA’s program was ranked 38th in the US and is the highest-ranked online psychology program of any Louisiana school.  Whether in a traditional face-to-face or an online class, you will find yourself well-suited for many career paths.  Skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving underlie most psychology courses.  Common themes include mental and emotional health, human and animal behavior, research, and synthesis of information.  Psychology is a tremendously varied field.  A degree in psychology is good preparation for many professions. Our graduates succeed in various careers, and many further their education at a graduate degree level.  If you plan on working with others, regardless of profession, a psychology degree can get you where you want to go! 

The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Psychology. The department offers courses that provide either general education or elective coursework to support degrees other university departments offer. In addition to psychology courses, the department also offers courses in anthropology, social work, and sociology. 



Department News

Multiple LSUA Online Programs Receive National Ranking

Apr 7, 2020, 14:19 PM
OnlineU recognizes five LSUA online degree programs.

More timely than ever, Louisiana State University of Alexandria has been ranked in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs for multiple degree programs.

OnlineU recently released the reports that have LSUA placed in five different degree program categories. The programs and rankings are: English (#4), Emergency Management (#7), Healthcare Administration (#10), Psychology (#15), and Criminal Justice (#21).

“The quality of our online programs at LSUA is well-established,” said Dr. John Rowan, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “For years, our faculty in all disciplines have delivered outstanding academic courses in an online environment. The alignment of such online excellence with nationally-ranked affordability makes LSUA a desirable option for pursuing a college degree. This is true not only in the current environment but at any point in time, especially for students who need significant flexibility.”

The rankings determined by OnlineU use a variety of data points including tuition rates, program coursework, available degrees, and accreditation.

“OnlineU researched 1,943 institutions in order to highlight the most affordable in each program. We are pleased that they have recognized many of our programs as meeting their requirements for affordability and academic excellence since LSUA strives to make higher education affordable for all students,” said Teresa Seymour, LSUA Director of Distance Learning.

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Additional Resources

If you would like to know more about the Psychology Department, please give us a call at (318) 427-0130 or drop by and see us in Mulder 380.