Psychology Degree Information

Be Involved in Research and Field Experiences Alongside Your Professors

Psychology majors gain an understanding of behavior and mental processes through a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree that is compliant with American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. You’ll work with faculty on research and field experiences related to clinical, cognitive, forensic psychology, child development and more.

If you are fascinated by human behavior and the workings of the mind and want to explore these human topics with the discipline of a scientist, Psychology may be the perfect major for you. You will be prepared to observe, analyze, research and design experiments with human subjects. You’ll learn about models of interpersonal relationships and the field of social services. If you are interested in behavioral health, mental health or the dynamics of relationships and groups, you will develop understanding, insight and practical skills to help people achieve the outcomes they seek.

You will study core concepts in psychology, tools for scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Majors develop strong communication and people skills as well as a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world.

Graduates have pursued advanced degrees in psychology, social work, and marriage and family counseling at various institutions across the world.

A major and minor are offered. 

Psi Chi

You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Psychology Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.

  • Samantha Bureau, Class of 2016

    "The people we worked with, a lot of them were scared. They wanted answers. They needed help. Seeing these doctors working on these research studies have such an impact on the lives of people was eye-opening. It was high stress, but it was also high reward." 

    Samantha Bureau '16

    Director of Digital Engagement and Strategic Planning, Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada

  • Meghan Flynn '10

    Meghan Flynn '10 is a Franklin Pierce University graduate and Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Summer Programs at UMass Lowell. She credits her Franklin Pierce Psychology degree as a key element in her career success.

    Meghan Flynn '10 

    Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Summer Programs 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such organizations as:
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Kids in Crisis
  • Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center
  • Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention
  • Boston Higashi School
  • North American Family Institute
  • New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire District Court
  • Bond Wellness Center
  • Spring Hill Recovery Addiction Services
  • Love of Learning Montessori School
  • SLI Brain Injury Wellness Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Behavioral Sciences Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the Psychology Program SheetDownload a Psychology program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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