Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology


Loyola offers the Bachelor of Science in Psychology which provides students with a broad-based introduction to the science of psychology as well as opportunities to learn how psychology is applied to solving individual and social problems. Within the major, students may concentrate in areas linking the major with biology and other natural sciences, with complementary disciplines in the social sciences, or with applied psychology in communities, organizations, and institutions.


‌Students must successfully complete 12 psychology courses, including General Psychology (PSYC 101), Statistics (PSYC 304), and Research Methods (PSYC 306), two A-group courses, two B-group courses, one psychology lab, one capstone course, and various electives. In addition to the 12 courses in psychology, students must complete two mathematics courses from a list of department approved courses. For a complete list of courses that fulfill the degree requirements, visit LUC.edu/psychology.

Internship and Career Opportunities

After completing their undergraduate degrees, psychology graduates typically earn graduate or professional degrees or pursue employment. Graduate studies include specializations within the field in clinical, cognitive, industrial, social, educational, counseling, or developmental psychology. Employment in psychology-related professional positions include alcohol/drug counselor, child-care worker, geriatric counselor, hospital ombudsman, management trainee, market researcher, mental health specialist, human resources professional, sales representative, and teacher.

Prospective Students

If you are interested in learning more about undergraduate studies in the Loyola University Chicago Department of Psychology, please request additional information about Loyola and our program using the Undergraduate Request Form.