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B.A./B.S. Psychology

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Exploring the Human Psyche

Why do we do the things we do? Find out by exploring the psychology of the human mind and its role in behavior, relationships, and development while pursuing you psychology degree. Participate in on-campus research studies to prepare for your career in counseling, social work, human resources and much more.

Fast Facts

  • The Department of Psychology and Communication Studies offers one of the University of Idaho’s most popular bachelor’s degree programs with over 500 students.
  • With a diverse set of courses and three separate degree options, psychology majors have the flexibility to explore psychology topics that most interest them.
  • Faculty members are actively engaged in leading psychological research.
  • Psychology majors have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research projects happening on campus and have the opportunity to contribute to faculty and graduate student research projects.
  • The psychology program manages a number of laboratories, many of which contain state-of-the-art technology, including cockpit and driving simulators, eye movement monitors and virtual reality simulators.

An undergraduate degree in psychology opens doors to a variety of career opportunities, both in psychology and in other fields. Just some of the careers include:

  • Counselor’s assistant
  • Social worker
  • Administrative manager
  • Program and project manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Sales associate

Job Placement

In our senior surveys, over the past few years between 75% and 96% of seniors report they are currently employed. Many students who are currently in graduate school, may report they not yet employed full-time. Student placements reflect the diversity of career options available to students with Bachelor’s degrees in psychology: human resources, working in health organizations, and working in the business sector.

Salary Given the wide range of jobs available to the psychology graduate, the salary range is also highly dependent on the type of work a person does after graduation. For example, social workers and counselor’s assitants with a bachelor’s degree make between $28,200 to $41,380 each year. Human resource specialists managers often make considerably more with a starting starting salaries over $50,000.
Degree Roadmap Download a PDF of a "Four-year Plan" for an undergraduate degree in psychology.
Find Your Advisor psyc-comm@uidaho.edu
Degree Prep

Advanced math and science coursework to prepare for statistics courses and research experiences.

  • Butch Boyer Award: Awarded each year to approximately four undergraduates. Each recipient will receive up to $1,000 for the following academic year.
  • Phil Mohan Scholar Award: Awarded each year to one undergraduate for excellence in research. Each recipient receives up to $350.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Lab Fees

$15 fee for Research Methods courses.

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Hands-On Learning
  • PSY 494 students receive extensive opportunities to work in faculty laboratories.
  • Students can learn computer programming for virtual and visual environments.
  • Research assistants often carry out experimental protocols with human participants.
  • Internships in the community provide first-hand experience working with diverse populations.
  • Students receive internship credit through working with our community partners.
  • Internship sites include: Citizen’s Companion Program, Alternatives To Violence on the Palouse, and many more.
  • Psi Chi (International Honor Society for Psychology)
  • Psychology Club