Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Program Description Roadmap

Psychology can be seen as an umbrella discipline overarching all other disciplines. Psychology is about the human mind and the behavior that it generates, and humans behave across various subjects.

Study psychology at Webster Vienna Private University and get your hands on physiological recording devices. Learn how to get access to the non-conscious mind, while being led through all basic psychology sub disciplines. The CanBeLab (Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience and Behavior) is waiting for you to record brain activities, muscle activity, skin conductance, to code and analyze facial expressions, for scientific research.

As a psychology student at Webster, you will have the opportunity to study specific issues, theories and science of the discipline and also attain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior. All the while, we will give you access to our cutting-edge laboratory with the latest technologies.

Our psychology students use approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Through these methods our students develop and apply problem-solving skills that will help you think analytically and to communicate clearly and persuasively throughout their lives and careers.

Our friendly and experienced faculty specialize in a variety of areas that will allow you to approach psychology from different perspectives, including biological and evolutionary, clinical and counseling, lifespan development, learning and cognitive, social and cross-cultural perspectives, even Neuroscience plays an important role.

Our students also learn advanced research methods, such as the advanced analysis of statistical techniques, research methodology and psychological testing. The faculty is there to help our students:

  • Develop analytical skills;
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience; and
  • Build competencies for specific career objectives or specific areas of interest.

Learning Outcomes

Webster psychology graduates pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities. Some pursue careers in teaching, social service, nonprofit organizational settings or corporations, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

46 Required Psychology credit hours (9 out of 24 hours must be at the 4000 level, while the rest can be at the 3000 level)
3 Arts and Sciences language requirement credit hours
27 General Education credit hours
52 Elective credit hours

A complete list of psychology courses including short descriptions can be found here

Required Courses  

Core Courses

Within the 46 credit hours, students are required to complete the following courses:

Five Content Areas

In addition, at least ONE course must be completed from EACH of the following five content areas:

Biological and Evolutionary Perspectives

Clinical and Counseling Perspectives

Lifespan Development Perspectives

Learning and Cognitive Perspectives

Social and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Psychology Electives

15 hours (i.e., plus an additional 15 credits in psychology).

Undergraduate Thesis Information