Psychology – Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

A degree in Psychology can lead to a variety of careers! Earn your bachelor's degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University Shreveport and get early exposure to research methods and stats.

Major in psychology and study behavior, mental processes, and human interaction. This versatile bachelor’s degree will not only prepare you for careers in the field of psychology but so many other industries that deal directly with the public. And LSUS’s holistic approach to learning will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to excel as a professional.

Why LSUS’ psychology degree program?

Psychology is one of the most popular majors at LSUS. One reason is that the undergraduate coursework provides hands-on experiences that will better prepare you for interactions, research, networking, and more. It’s also the connections you have to faculty. LSUS professors bring extensive research experience in this ever-changing field and will work closely with you every step of your degree program on your way to your chosen career.

Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers

Psychology majors are ideal candidates for any service which involves interaction with other humans. That’s why LSUS’s psychology degree emphasizes experiential learning in addition to classroom study. Whether your next step after LSUS is graduate school, professional school, or a full-time position, you’ll have valuable hands-on experiences both on and off-campus prior to graduation.

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  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Estimated four years for first-time freshmen
  • In-person
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Explore the Psychology Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

The psychology major at LSUS offers a broad range of skills and experiences to help you find your passion and prepare for career success. From Psychology Club events to an on-campus psychology clinic, you’ll reach your goals during and after your time as a student at LSUS.

Unique courses

LSUS is one of the few colleges that offers a three credit-hour course in applied behavior analysis (ABA). We also offer courses such as writing in psychology and the psychology of adjustment.

Student life

The Psychology Club frequently hosts guest speakers and networking opportunities to help you connect with area professionals and learn more about the diverse field of psychology. Many LSUS psychology majors are also eligible to join the Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology. Both organizations provide ample opportunities to build your network as well as your résumé.

Hands-on learning

From presenting at state and national conferences to completing an applied behavior analysis capstone course, you’ll have plenty of chances to learn firsthand about your intended profession. The learning doesn’t stop there—psychology majors are also encouraged to complete an internship or practicum prior to graduation.

Financial Aid for Psychology Majors

More than $12.4 million in scholarships is awarded every year. Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for as a psychology major at LSUS.

“My professors at LSUS demonstrated quality traits, often practiced in their respective fields, and cared about the success of their students. For them, it was more than a job and this was evident on a daily basis.”
Barzanna White, Ph.D.
District School Psychologist
School Climate Transformation Grant Director
Caddo Parish Schools

LSUS psychology majors have the opportunity to take applied courses in the campus Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic and complete coursework in the popular after-school and summer program, School of R.O.C.K. (Reading and Organization for Cool Kids). School of R.O.C.K. participants help young children from the community who are struggling with reading, math, and motivation.

Psychology majors can become board-certified assistant behavior analysts by completing 5 core ABA courses. Students are also eligible to become Registered Behavior Technicians. 

A degree in Psychology allows you to learn about human behavior and gives you the 'soft skills' necessary to work in social services, public affairs, business, education, sales and health.

Where Can a Psychology Degree from LSUS Take You?

Career opportunities for psychology majors span far and wide. When you earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSUS, you’ll graduate prepared for graduate school, professional school, or a full-time position. 

Learn more about the psychology curriculum.

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Psychology Faculty

Yong Dai, PhD

Department Chair
Office: Business Education, Room 348A
Phone: 318-797-5045
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Michael Becerra, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: BE 347
Phone: 318-795-4211
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Kacie Blalock, PhD

Associate Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 356
Phone: 318-797-5042
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Margaret Gifford, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: BE 360
Phone: 318-797-5341
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Brenna Griffen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: BE 376
Phone: 318-797-5046
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Kevin Jones, PhD

Associate Professor
Office: BE 352
Phone: 318-797-5043
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Kevin Krug, PhD

Office: Business Education, Room 354
Phone: 318-795-2411
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Mary Lusk, PhD

Associate Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 357
Phone: 318-797-5277
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Meredith Nelson, PhD

Office: BE 353
Phone: 318-797-5199
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Tracie Pasold, PhD

Associate Professor
Office: BE 358
Phone: 318-797-5048
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Seth Whiting, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 355
Phone: 318-797-5050
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Katherine Wickstrom, PhD

Associate Dean of College of Education and Human Development
Office: Business Education, Room 117B
Phone: 318-797-5173
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