Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Learn theories and concepts to explain human behavior. Understand how factors like gender, race and cultural background impact people’s experiences and values.

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Prep yourself for careers in sports psychology, rehabilitation services, speech-language pathology and child health.

Do more in real time

  • Examine how emotions impact the intensity of exercise.
  • Intern as a community assistant in MCU's Student Wellness Center, supporting a counseling team that offers confidential psychological services.
  • Research the correlation between screen time and anxiety.
  • Volunteer as a case manager with a Boys and Girls Club.
  • Study awareness of concussions and testing methods among student athletes.
  • Join MCU's Peer Health Education Society to help students make better lifestyle choices.
  • Add an optional one-year MBA.
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Core psychology courses give you a foundation in developmental psychology, cognition, learning and social psychology, as well as statistics, research methods and scientific writing. You’ll gain the sought-after skills to pursue graduate school in the mental health fields.

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Don’t just learn something. Live it.

At Marymount, you’ll gain real-world experience in real time.

Start your search with the Internship & Career Planning Office. We’ll help you create your resume, search for internships and jobs, prepare for interviews and perfect your networking skills.

Where our students have interned

  • 1736 Family Crisis Center
  • Angels Gate Cultural Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • Canyon Verde Assisted Living
  • Del Amo Behavioral Health Systems
  • Kaiser Permanente – COPE Health Scholars Program

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  • Callier Center for Communication Disorders
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Community Coalition
  • Department of Social Services
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis

Start your MBA

Add a Marymount MBA to any bachelor’s degree and graduate in as little as one year. We’ll help you tailor an MBA that accelerates your career. Get started on your MBA as a Marymount undergrad.

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Cool class: Forensic Psychology

After all those horror movies and CSI episodes, you may be fed up with serial killers as plot devices. But Marymount’s Forensic Psychology class teaches you the science behind the psychopathic behaviors. You’ll weigh genetic make-up vs. environmental influences, examine behaviors that might signal future violence and study the crime scene “signatures” killers sometimes leave behind.

Jacqueline Cootes

Captivated by understanding how people think, Jacqueline brushed up her science skills to land her spot at USC’s School of Dentistry.

Patille Kamarian psychology major
Patille Kamarian

To build her best law school application, the psychology major and future attorney added a fifth year at Marymount to earn her MBA.