Psychology, the scientific study of human behavior, is one of the fastest growing areas for employment in the United States. Psychologists are employed in both research and applied areas.

As scientists, psychologists study two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and one between the environment and behavior. As health service professionals, psychologists treat people with emotional and mental problems while concentrating on behaviors that affect healthy individuals in areas such as business and athletics. Although a doctoral degree is required to become a psychologist, the University of Saint Francis will provide you with an appreciation of the science of human behavior in an environment enriched with Franciscan values.

Bachelor degree programs offered by the Department of Psychology and Counseling are designed to prepare you for entry-level employment in the field, while master’s degree programs allow you to work toward doctoral-level study or becoming a professional practitioner in an area of counseling.

The social and human service sector is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the United States.