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Northwest Missouri State University


Psychology Major

Psychology
Bachelor's degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Psychology majors at Northwest learn the scientific study of a person’s thoughts and behaviors. Northwest faculty help students understand three core areas: scientific research methods that enhance critical thinking skills, evidence and claims knowledge; insight of an individual’s personal behavior, motives and thought processes; and the understanding of the biological and social factors that contribute to human development, cognitive skills, relationships and personality.

This major requires students to complete a minor. Choose between a minor in communication or general business.

FastTracks Eligible Program

FastTracks

FastTracks is a flexible and unique, concurrent enrollment program allows students to attend Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) simultaneously. Students save time and money while earning their Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in four years.

Students receive the benefits of attending both institutions, and a new Paws Scholarship allows them to save up to $4,500 toward Northwest classes while attending MCC.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Complete classes in eight weeks.
  • Earn your degree as quickly and conveniently as possible while receiving a quality education.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses. Exceptions may apply.

Career Opportunities in Psychology

Career opportunities and job titles related to a major in psychology include:

  • Crisis Counselor
  • Family Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Youth Counselor

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. With seven majors and a doctorate program, faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about the more than $18 million in scholarships and grants.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $7,300 over four years.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $6,000.