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Department of Psychology

Psychology (B.A., B.S.)

MC’s bachelor’s program approaches psychology as a practical, science-based study in applied research, while maintaining a Christian perspective and values.

Earn A Bachelor’s in Psychology from MC

Learn to model and apply modern psychological principles from a Christian perspective within a variety of professional paths in the discipline.

Mississippi College offers both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology. Each major meets regularly with an academic advisor in the Department of Psychology.

Small class sizes ensure that psychology majors get one-on-one attention from instructors; seminars are frequently as small as five students per faculty member, and the average lecture is limited to 25 students.

Students studying in the library

Bachelor of Science

A student electing the Bachelor of Science degree must take an additional 6 hours of electives in psychology for a total of 40 semester hours in psychology. The student in the B.S. degree program must also take 6 additional hours in psychology or a related field. These hours do not necessarily have to be in the same academic area in which the minor is earned.

Bachelor of Arts

The student electing the Bachelor of Arts degree must take a modern language for a total of 34 semester hours in psychology.


The Department of Psychology supports students in locating internships, which provide valuable real-world experience. Recently, psychology majors have interned at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Region 8 Mental Health Center, and with professional counselors in private practice.

Post-graduation Employment

Our alumni are employed at organizations such as:

  • Baptist Children’s Village
  • Brentwood Behavioral Health
  • CARES Behavioral Health System
  • Compass Intervention Center
  • Department of Public Welfare
  • Gilmore Memorial Hospital
  • Mississippi State Hospital
  • Preventive Measures Programs
  • River Region Health System
  • Southeast Louisiana Hospital
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Warren-Yazoo Mental Health

Mississippi College offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology. See the degree tracks below for course requirements.