Psychology Undergraduate Program
At the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, undergraduates may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Psychology. Students will gain a broad understanding of psychology by completing dynamic courses across a range of psychological disciplines, including experimental, biological, developmental, social, personality, clinical, and community psychology.
An understanding of psychological knowledge, methods, and concepts facilitates and enhances productivity in virtually every area of human endeavor, and promotes interpersonal skills and sensitivities. Additionally, the emphasis on using scientific methods to study psychology serves to enhance critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Some undergraduates major in psychology in preparation for graduate school where they will be trained to become professional psychologists and scholars. Others use psychology as a pre-professional major for a career such as law, medicine, or business.
Students are encouraged to enrich their education in psychology by participating in the research laboratories of Psychology faculty, the Psychology Honors Program, and the Psi Chi Honors Society.