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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Build career skills with a BS in Psychology

Thinking about a BS in Psychology at Capella University? We’ll help you understand how the skills you develop as you earn your degree can relate to your career plans. Explore the practical value of your studies and learn how your skills can shape your future.

Track and build your skills in psychology

Our BS in Psychology program offers a variety of courses that can help you develop career skills. So how do you know which courses are best for your professional growth? Start by setting goals. Make a list of career-related skills and identify any knowledge gaps you may have. Then look for the courses that can help you gain those skills or build on your knowledge. As you complete courses, track your progress and practice regularly so you stay on top of the latest industry trends. Our Career Development Center can help you with your resume and job search as you learn each new skill.

Develop professional traits that can help you pursue your career

Cultivating professional traits is another means to stand out in the workplace. For the BS in Psychology, we focus on helping you to be:

  • A creative problem-solver
  • An effective communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Detail oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Information literate
  • Organized

Psychology career skills taught in our BS in Psychology program

After you graduate from our BS in Psychology program, you may pursue an advanced degree or apply your skills to other professions, such as roles in education, public service, law enforcement and corrections, business, human development or rehabilitation and mental health.

Interpersonal skills

  • Develop and implement individualized strategies that are designed to help people achieve their goals
  • Use a variety of evidence-based strategies to help improve people’s well-being and to suggest appropriate interventions
  • Collect and interpret information about people’s mental health conditions, including their symptoms, history and strengths
  • Work well with others, build trust, resolve conflict and show empathy and compassion

Organizational and communication skills

  • Manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; juggle multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Identify and solve problems effectively by thinking critically and creatively
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both verbally and in writing; listen attentively and build rapport
  • Be knowledgeable about the latest trends and developments in your field

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