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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor's Degree

The graduate with a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate and integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Value and use critical and creative thinking, including the scientific method, to address problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Appropriately apply knowledge and skills acquired in the psychology curriculum to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Value and apply empirical evidence, cope with ambiguity, and behave legally and ethically in research and applied settings.
  • Understand and apply the language of the science of psychology, through effective speaking, reading and writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to acquire and disseminate information and use computers and other technology for a variety of purposes.
  • Recognize, understand, and respect individual differences and the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity. Demonstrate knowledge about how these factors affect applied and scholarly work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about realistic occupational, career, and advanced educational opportunities appropriate to the discipline and develop a feasible plan to pursue those opportunities.