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 also recognized as one of the nation’s best Online Psychology Programs by Affordable Colleges Online. LSUA’s program was ranked 38th in the U.S. and is the highest ranked online psychology program of any Louisiana school. Whether you are in a traditional face to face class 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, and our graduates go on to succeed in a variety of careers and many further their education at a graduate degree level. If you plan on working with other people, regardless of profession, a psychology degree can get you where you want to go!
The Department of Psychology offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Psychology. The department offers many courses that provide either general education or elective coursework to support degrees offered by other departments of the university. In addition to psychology courses, the department also offers courses in anthropology, social work and sociology.