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Psychology

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The Opportunity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for psychologists will grow 12 percent faster than the average of all occupations in the years 2014 to 2024. KU in Overland Park can provide you with the education to capitalize on this opportunity.  

A psychology degree can lead to careers in business, teaching, medicine, nursing, law, social work, counseling, student services, child development, administration and human resources. With versatility like that, a degree in psychology can help you pursue your anything.

The Degree

Why psychology?

Psychology is all about human behavior and what dictates it. Why do people behave the way they do? What makes people happy or unhappy? What are the relationships between the mind and the brain? If these questions intrigue you, then a psychology degree from KU in Overland Park is the perfect fit for you.

A psychology degree from the University of Kansas will provide you with a broad knowledge of psychology to achieve both personal and professional goals. Our scientific approach to understanding human behavior uses a solid foundation of analytical, clinical and research skills. The program also emphasizes human service. This unique approach prepares students for careers in various fields. While studying at the KU Edwards Campus, psychology students will have the opportunity to work inside the KU Baby Lab. This provides students with valuable experience and can also count as a major elective course

Your degree at your pace

Flexible course schedules make it feasible for full-time employees and non-traditional students to earn a psychology degree without sacrificing the traditional classroom experience. Our late afternoon and evening courses meet once weekly, allowing you to balance work and family commitments while developing a versatile business acumen.

The Results

Through program curriculum, students will have a better understanding of human behavior, thinking and emotion. KU psychology graduates have landed careers in fields such as human resources, research, therapy, and residential care, as well as pursuing graduate studies in psychology and social services.


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Cost per credit hour
Resident or MetroKC Nonresident
$435.85 $948.60

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Questions?

Dr. Sharla Cruse
Senior Academic Advisor
913-897-8627
scruse@ku.edu