Employers appreciate the skill set that psychology graduates bring with them to the job. These skills include critical thinking, interpersonal skills and a scientific approach to solving problems. You’ll foster these skills while developing an understanding of the complexities of human behavior, including how to influence it. Our goal is to prepare you for careers related to the field of psychology (e.g., behavioral health, human resources, government work, research), whether you choose to do this after earning your undergraduate degree or in the pursuit of a graduate degree in psychology or a related field.

Why a degree in Psychology from Missouri Valley?

The MVC psychology program, one of the largest programs at the college, takes a scientifically oriented approach to the study of behavior and mental processes. You are provided with a flexible curriculum which includes a broad range of courses, opportunities for independent study, experiential learning through internships, and research opportunities. Our program is designed so you can tailor your education to suit your specific interests in the field (e.g., counseling, research, developmental).  If you’re interested in furthering your education, you can even stay at MVC and earn a Master of Arts in community counseling degree.

Career Possibilities

  • Private Counseling
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Academic/Career Advisor
  • Victim Advocate
  • Case Manager
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections

Graduate Program Possibilities

  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Courses & Concentrations

Degree in Psychology

You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Both require 50 hours of psychology-related coursework in addition to the degree requirements set forth by the college. Your advisor can give you information about which degree is the best choice for you. This degree program can be completed in the traditional classroom or online.

Minor in Psychology

The minor in psychology is a great way to increase your insight into human behavior and mental processes, which can help anyone in their career, and in life. Minor requirements include 18 hours in psychology above the 100-level (21 total hours), with at least nine of those being upper-division hours. We recommend working with a psychology faculty member in organizing your minor courses.

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Dr. Brian Nolan
Associate Professor of Psychology
Honors Program Director
Jennifer Livengood
Associate Professor of Psychology
Instructor of the MACC Program
Lee Jones
Assistant Professor of Psychology

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