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The Department of Psychology at Clemson is a research-oriented department that offers both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to more than 700 psychology majors. The BA program places emphasis on foreign language and humanities courses, whereas the BS program focuses more on science and mathematics courses.
Each student is free to choose the program best suited for him/her based on personal preferences and strengths. There is no documented advantage in terms of career success or graduate school admission and performance for either the BA or the BS degree.
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The Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Clemson is designed to prepare students for a variety of professional careers related to human resources, personnel, counseling, and other people-oriented positions in human services, business, and industry. Additionally, the Bachelor’s degree provides excellent preparation for graduate training in such areas as biological, clinical, cognitive, counseling, developmental, experimental, health, industrial, school, and social psychology. The program also provides excellent preparation for students who intend to pursue professional training in medicine, physical or occupational therapy, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, or law.
Clemson University is accreditated by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Clemson University.
For additional information about majoring in psychology at Clemson University, please see the Psychology Undergraduate Handbook.