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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Understand how minds work.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology major at Landmark College is designed to prepare students for graduate study or entry-level positions in community mental health, education, public affairs, health, human resources, and a range of nonprofit careers. Students might also pursue employment in counseling, grant development, business, or sales positions, all of which benefit from knowledge of psychology.

Consistent with American Psychological Association (APA) standards, students in this major explore psychology, neurodiversity, and learning. Students will develop research skills and apply concepts to solving problems and improving the world around them. Experiential opportunities and internships are designed for students to grow as professionals through self-reflection, collaboration, and project management.

Learn more about the B.A. in Psychology Degree

  • The psychology major is designed so that students can grow as individuals in a supportive and intellectually challenging environment.

    Faculty teaching in Psychology are credentialed in their fields and experienced in teaching neurodiverse college students. They are committed to the learning of every student, focused on strengths, compassionate about obstacles, and always accessible to provide encouragement, guidance, and structure.

    Self-understanding, compassion, and the pursuit of truth through observation and analytical thinking are values reflected in every class.

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree at Landmark College provides opportunities for students to apply psychological and educational principles to behavior and learning and to demonstrate comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings.

    Students benefit from associations (e.g., internships, shared research projects, symposium participation) with the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT).

  • Hands-on learning approaches lead to many credit-bearing internship opportunities.

    Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology may choose to do internships in the following areas:

    • Education
    • Law
    • Coaching
    • Social Work
    • Human Services
    • Sales and marketing
    • Neuroscience and research

    On campus, students benefit from internship opportunities with the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) and the Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity.

    Other relevant internships for which Landmark College students have received academic credit include experiences with the following organizations/sites:

    • The Compass School, Westminster, VT
    • The Greenwood School, Putney, VT
    • Hilltop Montessori School, Brattleboro, VT
    • Landmark College Institute for Research and Training
    • Putney Elementary School, Putney, Vermont
    • Parks Place Community Resource Center, Bellows Falls, VT
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree at Landmark College is designed to prepare students for graduate study or entry-level positions in:

    • Community mental health
    • Education
    • Public affairs
    • Health
    • Human resources
    • Employment counseling
    • Grant development
    • Business
    • Sales

    For more information and professional skill building opportunities visit the Career Connections webpage.

  • To earn the B.A. in Psychology degree, students must complete 121 credits:

    • 41 credits of major required courses
      • 24 major required credits
      • 17 major required credits that also count toward general education
    • 24 additional credits to complete the general education requirements
    • 56 credits of general electives (20 must be at the 3000/4000 level)

    Major Requirements (41 credits)

    • BIO3021 Neuroscience 
    • EDU2051 Learning Disabilities Seminar 
    • MAT1321 Statistics OR MAT2621 Applied Statistics
    • PSY1011 Introduction to Psychology 
    • PSY2021 Child Development OR PSY2031 Adolescent and Adult Development 
    • PSY2071 Educational Psychology OR PSY2081 Cognitive Psychology 
    • PSY3011 Psychology Research Methods
    • PSY3071 Writing in Psychology
    • PSY4000 Psychology Capstone 
    • Natural Science Requirement: Choose one course from
      • BIO1511 Introduction to Biology
      • BIO1611 Human Disease and Society 
      • BIO1522 Principles of Biology II 
      • HTH1011 Science of Wellness 
    • Diversity Requirement: Choose one course from
      • PSY3061 Diversity Psychology 
      • PSY3012 Social Identity in a Diverse World 
      • EDU4011 Sem in Learning Diff, Politics & Culture 
    • Upper Division Degree Requirement
      • Students take two upper-level Psychology courses.

    Additional General Education Requirements

    • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric OR WRT1008 Writing Process & Practice Part 2
    • WRT1012 Research and Analysis
    • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning
    • COM1011 Intro to Communication OR COM1021 Interpersonal Comm OR COM1071 Public Speaking
    • Humanities distribution elective
    • Quantitative Reasoning distribution elective
    • Creativity distribution elective
    • Alternative Experience

    General Electives: 56 credits (20 at the 3000/4000 level)

    121 Total Credits

  • Upon completion of the B.A. in Psychology degree, students will be able to: 

    • Identify and describe major theories in psychology, and the strengths and limitations of those theories. 
    • Examine and evaluate psychological research, including ethical implications.  
    • Examine and describe diversity of lived experiences through a psychological lens.  
    • Describe and analyze their own cultural attitudes and biases.  
    • Write and communicate effectively using discourse practices of the psychology field.  
    • Demonstrate career-ready skills including self-reflection, collaboration and work production. 


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Solvegi Shmulsky
Dean of Liberal Studies & the Arts
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Chaia Flegenheimer
Chair, Department of Liberal Studies
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Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaureate degree, you can apply here. (The reenrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the "Returning" tab.)

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