PsychologyCollect, utilize, and evaluate your own data as an undergraduate researcher while earning a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in psychology, perennially one of the most popular majors at MBU. Apply Today
At Mary Baldwin, psychology students learn to develop and apply a scientific understanding of mind and behavior. Through hands-on research and opportunities, students develop critical thinking, analyzing, and oral communication skills — skills highly sought after in all aspects of work and life. The major prepares students for a variety of professions and graduate work.
Students can pursue a BA or a BS with a major in psychology. Psychology also is available as a minor.
Complete your psychology degree online.
Our psychology degree can be completed fully online through the university’s innovative Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Just like in-person classes, the Blackboard-interface program emphasizes the development of strong conceptual skills in tandem with practical applications. MBU helps you fast-track your path to a psychology degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.
Choose from in-demand areas of emphasis: child psychology, elder care, forensic psychology, mental health, and occupational and physical therapy.
Why study psychology at Mary Baldwin University?
- psychology is a flexible discipline, bridging the social and natural sciences
- at Mary Baldwin, students collect, utilize, and evaluate their own data — hands-on lab work almost unheard of for most undergraduates
- psychology moves students to a purposeful place after college, equipping them to be successful in both graduate school and the working world
- psychology majors leave having conducted their own research project, written it up, and presented it publicly — this level of hands on practice leaves students prepared and confident for when they enter the work force
- skills honed in the discipline (thinking critically, analyzing, communicating orally) are useful in all aspects of work and life
- graduates report that the intensity of the senior thesis, and the prep work required for the thesis, have proven invaluable in their careers
Mary Baldwin students have attended or presented research at a number of the following:
The American Psychological Association (APA)
The Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Southeaster Psychological Association (SEPA)
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)
Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN)
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors in the Southeast (SYNAPSE)
Virginia Psychological Association (VPA)
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Organizations
Carolinas Psychology Conference (CPC)
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
National site for Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
APA’s site about careers, grad schools, etc. for students
focuses on Positive Psychology and contributions that psychologists make to improve the world
“Brain science in plain English”
“A neuroscience approach to reading intervention”