The Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology degree program focuses on understanding the science of learners and learning. Educational psychologists are interested in areas that affect students’ learning and achievement, such as understanding motivation, individual differences in abilities, student exceptionalities, creative thinking, and personality. Educational psychology also includes learning the techniques for assessment, statistics, and research methodology.
This degree program prepares students to work in a number of different positions within human services and helping professions, a growing field. Some graduates become case managers within community mental health centers, group homes, nursing homes and geriatric centers, community outreach or child advocacy centers, or family violence programs. Some graduates go into clergy and youth ministry or become drug abuse/ resistance counselors. Others work in the public schools or preschool settings in non-teaching positions such as parent educators or resource specialists. Some work within the government as public servants. Some work in business settings within customer service and human resources management. Some go into corrections and law enforcement as advocates in youth court or prisons. Many of our graduates continue on to graduate school in counselor education, psychology, educational psychology, or school psychology.