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Bachelor's Degree | On-Campus

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Build a strong foundation

Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.

Are you fascinated by human behavior and the human mind? The study of psychology can give you an advantage in almost any profession. In this program, you’ll explore the human experience and factors that influence behavior, development, and relationships. You will learn both in the classroom and out in the community through hands-on research and internships.

Depending on your career objectives and interests, you may design your own course of study or choose an emphasis: business, clinical and community services, graduate school, ministry, teaching and liberal studies.

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Learn more!

Contact an enrollment counselor with any questions you have about the program.

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Career Outcomes

Where a psychology degree can take you

A psychology degree is a great way to develop versatile skills for a career in business, education, counseling, social work, clinical psychology, law, administration, organizational development, theology, and ministry.

  • Human Resources Manager

    Startup Business

  • Community Organizer


  • Clinical Psychologist

    Health Organization

Facts & Figures

Why HNU?


All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.


Student to Faculty Ratio


US News and World Report Best Colleges Guide 2021 ranks HNU 6th Most Diverse University in their Regional Universities West category

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Special scholarship opportunity

Holy Names is proud to offer the Kennedy-Parrish Psychology Scholarship, a partial tuition grant that is open to full-time juniors and seniors studying psychology.

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Student Experience

Learning Outcomes

Students in the psychology program will work toward the following outcomes through learning experiences both in and out of the classroom:
• Knowledge of the field
• Application of methods
• Written & oral skills
• Ethical awareness
• Interpersonal insight

A program sneak preview

Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.


Study psychological disturbances: anxiety and depressive reactions, psychoses, and character disorders.

Gender Issues

Examine the various psychological, social, and political issues related to gender from multiple theoretical perspectives.

Learning and Cognition

Explore the issues, theories, principles, and practical applications of cognitive psychology.