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Bachelor of Science in:


Psychology, the scientific study of human behavior and the mental, emotional and physical processes associated with behavior, is a major at KU that provides students with rich knowledge in this scientific area.

Kutztown University's Department of Psychology offers two tracks or concentrations. The tracks help to prepare students better for subfields within psychology, giving students a sense of whether the area is a good fit for them personally. Selection of a track should depend upon interests, career goals, and graduation target date.

  • General - This is the traditional undergraduate psychology program. The general track is flexible and appropriate for students going into any field in psychology. This is especially appropriate for students transferring in with 48 credits or more or who wish to complete a minor or double major.
  • Paralegal Studies - This American Bar Association-approved program is offered in conjunction between Kutztown University and Lehigh Carbon Community College. Faculty teach Paralegal courses at Kutztown's campus. In effect, students major in psychology and minor in Paralegal Studies. Courses are very practical and applied. The program entails the study of the paralegal profession as well as the limitations imposed by the unauthorized practice of law. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to public except as permitted by law. 

Required courses for all tracks include but are not limited to:

  • General Psychology
  • Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Experimental Psychology

Minor in Psychology

The General Psychology course is required, as well as 3 PSY courses at the 200 level or above. An additional 6 hours of PSY electives are required.

We have a diverse faculty who provide students with opportunities to gain experience via internships and research.

Academic Facilities
Facilities include computer labs for teaching statistics and research methods, a small library, and specialized research labs in visual perception and cognition.

Career Opportunities
Students in any track can later pursue careers or apply to graduate school within any field of psychology. Psychology graduates can find employment in government, education, business and industry and law.

Visit the Psychology Department Site

Admission Requirements

Transfer students are required to have a combined college GPA, from all institutions previously attended, of at least 2.5 and a grade of C or higher in an introductory Psychology course.