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Psychology (BA)

By studying psychology at Webster, students attain a broad understanding of and appreciation for the complexity and diversity of human behavior within a global context.

The Department of Psychology provides students with a solid foundation in the major theoretical perspectives of psychology and its scientific approach. Through the psychology curriculum, students learn about both the scientific and applied areas of psychology from a range of perspectives including biological, clinical/counseling, cognitive/learning, lifespan developmental, and social/cultural.

Being part of an international, multi-cultural student body means students can take advantage of exploring how people see, interact, and react to themselves, others, and the world around them more easily. Sharing ideas and valuable exchanges on different perspectives, enables you to progress individually through the course with the support of the experienced tutors and other course students. You also learn about scientific approaches and how statistics are integrated into psychology theory.

With analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills, a Webster University Thailand Bachelor of Arts in Psychology graduate is equipped with a strong foundation for a multitude of career opportunities, and possessed with a strong understanding of critical and creative thinking. The course also allows you to gain valuable insights into wider social and cultural issues, such as diversity within a local and global context. 

Program Description

The bachelor of arts (BA) in psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the field of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior and the psychological theories and concepts which help explain human behavior. Consequently, students who have successfully completed the degree may be able to apply psychological principles to become a more effective manager, supervisor, or educator. In addition, some students may be able to pursue a variety of career and graduate opportunities within psychology, counseling, and related fields (e.g. nursing).

Students graduating with a bachelor of arts (BA) in psychology will need to pursue a graduate degree before they are able to obtain professional licensure. Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements for any post-graduate program prior to finishing their BA at Webster in the event they need to take additional coursework.

Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Implement the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and, when possible, the scientific approach to examine problems related to psychology.
  • Describe the research methods and statistical techniques used in psychology.
  • Discuss the factors contributing to diversity, multiculturalism, and inequality within an international context.
  • Discuss the occupational pursuits available in a variety of settings given their psychological knowledge, skills, and values.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 49 required credit hours in the psychology major (52 required for emphasis in mental health)
  • 3 international language requirement credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • PSYC electives (18 hours for BA, 9 hours for emphasis in mental health)


All programs are HLC (Higher Learning Commission, USA) accredited. Students will receive a diploma from USA upon graduation.