Psychology–Pre-Counseling, B.A.


The Nicholls psychology program helps students delve into the human psyche to explore what makes individuals both unique and alike. The program is designed to provide a strong foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or related areas upon graduation or to provide a strong liberal arts education that can be applied in a variety of fields.

Courses focus on psychological knowledge, skills and research. Students learn about the development and structure of personalities, disorders associated with the nervous systems and their effects on behavior as well as diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior. The curriculum also focuses on research design and methods related to human and animal behavior, career planning and psychological testing for intelligence, attitude, achievement and personality.

What can I do with this degree?

While the majority of psychologists specialize in clinical practice and provide counseling and mental health care, the job market is broad and diverse for individuals with psychology degrees.

Psychology degree programs not only prepare students for careers in health services but also open up opportunities for them in fields such as: Administration, Community Relations, Advocacy, Research, Human Resources, Public Relations, Advertising, Special Education, Social Work, Retailing, Sales.

Psychologists work in a variety of setting such as:
Universities and medical schools
Hospitals
Individual and group practices
Elementary and secondary schools
Employment agencies
Human Resources departments of companies
Local, state and federal government agencies
Non-profit organizations
Advertising agencies and market research firms

What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Degree Length: 4 Years

University: Nicholls State University

Classroom Format: Online

Apply Now