Having a strong foundation in psychological science allows people to excel in any number of career paths, whether one chooses a career in business, education, health, government, or the non-profit sector.”
The Department of Psychological Science at UVM offers both a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree. Which option you choose will depend on your specific interests and whether you are more interested in arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages or with natural sciences and mathematics.
The B.A. option is primarily designed for students who are interested in becoming a practitioner working in an applied setting such as a counselor, therapist, or social worker. The degree is also a good framework for careers in medicine, research, neuroscience, law and business.
Preparation for a particular career comes with the courses you choose to take, not the degree that you earn. For example, students routinely enter medical school having earned a B.A. degree and having taken courses in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Similarly, students frequently earn a B.S. degree having also taken a large number of courses in the social sciences or humanities.