Approximately 300 College of Arts and Sciences students have decided that a Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers them the psychological preparation that they want. Based on the information about our graduates in the past ten years, approximately a third of these students will continue on for a graduate degree in some area of psychology (clinical, counseling, industrial, experimental, or some other area). In addition, another third will seek an advanced graduate or professional degree in a related area (law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, social work, business, or other fields).
Our graduates have traditionally done well in their graduate and professional school careers. There are endless careers and jobs for Psychology majors who have a B.S. degree from Loyola, a solid foundation in psychology, a strong natural science background and marketable skills.
The Psychology Department regularly offers courses in Introductory Psychology, Developmental, Social, and Abnormal Psychology. Other courses include Physiological Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Cognition, Clinical Psychology, Psychopharmacology, and many more.
There are two formal Psychology majors: the traditional major and the Psychology Pre-Health major. It is very much like a double major in Psychology and Pre-Health with courses taken in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. We think the degree is attractive to a number of more biologically-oriented psychology graduate programs as well as to medical/dental, and other health professions.