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 bachelor’s in psychology degree can be completed in the traditional classroom or online. Our program takes a scientific approach to the study of human behavior and mental processes through a flexible curriculum which includes a broad range of courses, opportunities for independent study, experiential learning through internships, and research opportunities. You can also tailor your education to suit your personal interests in the field (e.g., counseling, research, developmental). If your career plans include graduate studies, you can continue your studies at MVC to earn a master’s degree in community counseling.

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


Psychology Major

You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Your advisor can help you decide which degree is right for you.

Psychology Minor

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. Courses must be selected through consultation with a Psychology advisor. The minor in psychology can be completed in the traditional classroom or online.

► See the academic catalog for specific major and minor course requirements and descriptions.

Admissions & Financial Aid

Contact us today to learn more about admissions and financial assistance, including multiple scholarship programs. If you’re committed to your education, Missouri Valley is committed to helping you pay for it. 

How to Apply Financial Aid Programs


Psychology Beyond the Classroom

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