How does the human mind work, and how does this shape the world we live in? As a psychology major at UNC Asheville, you’ll explore these compelling topics and more through the scientific study of the mind and behavior. 

Why Study Psychology at UNC Asheville?

Outside the Classroom

Disability Cultural Center lounge

Outside the classroom, you can join the Psych Club or our active chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. In addition to clubs, you can also participate in The Psychology and Life series (PAL), which consists of lectures, films, career development activities, and other events throughout each semester. PAL events cover everything from post-graduate opportunities to recent trends in the field.

You can also get involved with the Disability Cultural Center, which is focused on disability as diversity and acts as a hub for community connection between students with disabilities.

Meet the Faculty

Unlike larger universities, we offer smaller classes taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and the opportunity to collaborate closely with faculty. Our psychology department is a community of scholars dedicated to supporting each other as we work together to make the world a better place through the knowledge and best practices of the discipline.

Psychology Degree Careers & Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a psychology bachelor’s degree? There are many career opportunities within industries ranging from healthcare to management to education, though many students may choose to become psychologists with an advanced degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that psychologists can expect careers in this industry to grow at a rate of 6% over the next decade and can earn an annual salary of $81,040.

Besides becoming a psychologist, UNC Asheville’s psychology graduates have found careers in a range of fields, including healthcare, research, business, and more, while others pursue professional programs in medicine, law, and education. Many alumni have gone on to earn masters degrees or doctorates at universities such as Duke, Lenoir-Rhyne, University of Pennsylvania, Western Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill, and Howard University. Some have also started their own law firms and other businesses.

 Explore the Mind and Beyond as a Psychology Major at UNC Asheville

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at the University of North Carolina Asheville gives you the opportunity to study what you’re passionate about, then dive deeper than ever before. While you delve into the human mind and the behaviors that drive us, we’ll be clearing the way for you to achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

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