Earn your degree in Psychology at Holy Family University

Psychology, B.A.

The Psychology major examines the scientific study of the brain and behavior. Students have the opportunity to take coursework in many subfields of psychology including biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.

Program Overview

The Psychology program provides students with a strong foundation for various careers and graduate programs. 


Program Details

Students take core courses in psychology to build an interdisciplinary background over the first two to three years. In their junior and senior years, students have the opportunity to explore other areas of interest. Many students choose to incorporate a minor in either Childhood Studies, Mental Health Services, or Gerontology to complement their interests in the major.

Career Paths

Students who have majored in Psychology have found jobs at psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, and schools—whereas others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees. With a degree in Psychology, students have the ability to start a career or graduate program in the following areas:

  • ABA counselor
  • Advertising
  • Clinical and counseling psychology
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Correctional psychology
  • Early childhood behavioral specialist
  • Education
  • Family therapy
  • Forensic examiner
  • Forensic science technician
  • Human factor psychology
  • Human resources
  • Law enforcement
  • Market research
  • Nonprofit management
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Public relations
  • Real estate
  • Recreational therapist
  • Research coordinator
  • School counselor
  • School psychology
  • Scientific writing
  • Social policy research
  • Social work
  • Sports psychology
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Teacher’s assistant

Internships Employment

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work:

  • 21st Century Learning
  • All Saints Episcopal School
  • Arc
  • Archdiocese Office for Child and Youth Protection
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Baldi Middle School
  • Bayada
  • Beacon Point Recovery
  • Better Homes of American Heritage Realtors
  • Blessed Margaret Costello Home for Crisis Pregnancies
  • Buxmont Academy
  • CHOP
  • Career Directions
  • Center for Families and Relationships
  • Chakra Consulting CO
  • Chesterbrook Academy
  • Child Guidance Centers Resource
  • Children's Crisis Treatment Center
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Compassionate Care
  • Council Rock School District (South)
  • Dale P Myrtetus, LCSW
  • ESF Summer Camp
  • Emmaus Home
  • Esparanza Academy
  • FMV (Families of Murder Victims)
  • Families of Murder Victims
  • Father Judge High School
  • Feast of Justice
  • Forrest Elementary
  • Foundation Community Partnership
  • Foundations Behavioral Health
  • Franklin Towne Charter High School
  • Friend's Hospital
  • Goddard School
  • Heraeus
  • Holy Redeemer
  • Hope Lutheran
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • IPL Collaborative
  • IRS
  • John Hancock School
  • Just Children Child Care Center
  • Kensington Management services
  • Keystone Freedom Academy
  • KidsPeace
  • Kindred Hospice
  • Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
  • Kintock Group
  • Kol Emet
  • Labrum Middle School
  • Learn Empower Grow
  • Levingrin
  • Libertae
  • Little People Daycare
  • Livengrin
  • Magic Memories
  • Maple Point Middle School
  • Merakey
  • Milestone Behavioral Health
  • Mitzvah Circle Foundation
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Nazareth Academy
  • Neshaminy High School
  • Newtown Athletic Club
  • No Longer Bound Prevention Services
  • NovaCare
  • PA Miracle Works
  • PATH
  • Peaceful Living Counseling and Professional services
  • Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Penndel Mental Health
  • Pennsbury High School
  • Piece of Our Puzzle
  • Potential Inc
  • Precious Ones Childcare Center
  • SPIN
  • Shared Support South
  • Southwest NuStop
  • Spectrum Sports
  • Spike's Trophies
  • Spring Garden Academy
  • St. Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairment
  • St. Luke's Day School
  • Temple University Episcopal Hospital
  • The Enrichment Workshop for Children
  • The Healing Way
  • Trevose Day School
  • Warwick Family Services
  • We Care Behavioral
  • Wesley Enhanced Living
  • Woods Services
  • Young Achievers Learning Center
  • Youth Services Agency
  • Zikoski Vision

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Blended
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
  • Online

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