The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Fontbonne allows you to explore all aspects of the human experience — from individual brain functions to the actions of social groups within society. Human development, social and personality psychology, cognition, and many other topics are subjects you can explore with knowledgeable guidance from a dedicated faculty. You will learn how to use the scientific method to answer questions, design research projects, and collect data that may help improve the human condition.
Psychology is well suited for students interested in understanding the cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional experiences of themselves and others and who enjoy applying the scientific approach to better understand human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In addition to a knowledge base in psychology, you will learn essential critical thinking, problem solving, research and communication skills that equip you for professional success.
Within our 3/2 agreement, students may also apply to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis — that’s two degrees in just five years!
Whether you choose to start your career immediately after graduation or pursue additional studies, your Fontbonne experience prepares you to reach your professional aspirations.
Recent graduates of our psychology and applied behavioral sciences majors are employed at organizations such as:
Many graduates enroll in graduate programs at institutions throughout the country. Some programs our recent alumni have enrolled in include:
You have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your major area of study at Fontbonne University. Recent students have completed valuable internships at the following organizations:
The Center for One Health at Fontbonne University is an interdisciplinary group with an interest in planetary health — the science, ethics, policy, economics, education and advocacy of One Health.