Photo taken at Opening Minds art exhibit with a Sister of St. Francis, family member and a Lourdes Psychology student

Bachelor of Arts

Psychologists study cognitive, emotional and social processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting and recording how people relate to one another and their environments. These professionals can work independently in private practice or as a member of a healthcare team. Additionally, psychologists can collaborate with social workers and teachers or conduct research.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, you are prepared to pursue a number of career fields or apply to graduate school. Lourdes professors work with you as you set your sights on a future career as a clinical, health, counseling, developmental, forensic or school psychologist or a neuroscientist. Students interested in becoming an Art Therapist can pursue the Lourdes Pre-Art Therapy Concentration.

As a psychology major, your studies will focus on the challenging questions that the many psychology about what drives human behavior and impacts mental health. Department of Psychology faculty are committed to preparing students for graduate school and successful careers in psychology and related fields.

Psychology majors can reap the benefits of a rewarding academic and student life experiences including:

  • Collaborating with fellow students in the Social Science Club
  • Pursuing internships and service learning opportunities in their field
  • Presenting undergraduate research at state conferences
  • Pursuing a pre-art therapy concentration


  • For those interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, students can choose to strengthen opportunities for employment with a dual major in criminal justice. More details to come.

Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts

Lourdes University is a member of the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts and offers a clear, consistent pathway in psychology for community college students transferring to Lourdes University. For more information about transferring to Lourdes University, visit

View the Lourdes University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Transfer Pathway