Bachelors in Psychology Programs in Iowa
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A psychology degree is the study of thought processes, and the ideal student should have good skills in writing, critical thinking, math, science, people skills and some empathy. You will probably receive a great deal of personal satisfaction in the psychology-based field of your choice.

The flexibility of the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology program can prepare you for many career options whether you want to continue your education, or use your bachelor's degree to pursue any number of fulfilling jobs.

Contact the schools listed below that offer psychology degrees in Iowa to learn more about your options for study.

Psychology Bachelor's Degrees in Iowa

Iowa has numerous accredited online and campus-based psychology programs. The Bachelor of Arts degree is ideal if you are more interested in law, business, education or any allied health profession. It is also the best degree for field such as counseling, rehabilitation or social work.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires natural sciences, statistics and mathematics, including research methods. This degree is excellent for Elementary Psychology, Biological Psychology or Research Methods in Psychology.

The admission requirements for most universities are a high school diploma with a GPA of at least 2.67. Some colleges require the ACT or SAT.

During your first year you will enroll in general education courses, such as elementary psychology, college math and a natural science. Most schools require 120 credit hours for graduation, which takes four years.

The curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts degree begin with several core courses, which include:

  • Elementary Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods and Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical, Social and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Science

Upper level psychology courses include:

  • Psychology of Interpersonal Relations
  • Social and Personality Development
  • Visual Perception and Cognition
  • Language Development
  • Animal Cognition
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Introduction to Health Biopsychology
  • Childhood Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapies
  • Infant Development
  • Attitude Change
  • Social Cognition
  • Human Memory
  • Human Information Processing

Iowa universities have up to five areas of emphasis for Bachelors in Psychology programs, which include:

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Science
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Social Psychology

It is important to compare information from various accredited schools to choose the type of psychology degree that can best prepare you to meet your career goals. The American Psychological Association lists the various accreditations as it is very important to attend an accredited college if you plan to obtain licensing in psychology in the future.

Successful graduation requires significant study, and students may form study groups for help. Many colleges also have student organizations that may be helpful in networking and succeeding in the field of psychology.

Iowa has a Presidential Scholarship Program and an Old Gold Scholarship for first year students, but the student must have a 30 ACT or a combined SAT score of 1330, plus a 3.8 GPA.

Outlook for Psychology Careers in Iowa

A psychology degree can provide an excellent foundation for advanced study, but it can also prepare you for a career in business, law, medicine and communication. For instance, understanding how the human mind works can make you a better salesperson. In addition, you may want to work in a research laboratory and become involved in all aspects of research.

As of 2012 O*Net Online lists the annual income for psychiatric technicians in Iowa at $31,130. However, there are numerous types of jobs that may allow you room for advancement or a different type of employment. For instance, sales or working in business developing new strategies may pay a higher salary.

There are many opportunities in Iowa for an individual to earn a psychology degree. Contact the schools listed below that offer Bachelor's degrees in Psychology in Iowa to learn more about your options.

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Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Online Bachelors Completion in Psychology (for working adults) (online)
Central College (Pella, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Clarke University (Dubuque, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Cornell College (Mount Vernon, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology Scientist - Psychological Scientist
Major in Psychology Services - Psychological Services
Major in Psychology Specialist
Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Drake University (Des Moines, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Graceland University (Lamoni, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Grand View University (Des Moines, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Counseling
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Developmental
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Experimental
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Human Perception
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Industrial
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Neuroscience
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Personality
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Social Psychology
Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology - Abnormal Psychology
Major in Psychology - Behavioral Psychology
Major in Psychology - Cognitive Psychology
Major in Psychology - Developmental Psychology
Major in Psychology - Physiological Psychology
Major in Psychology - Social Psychology
Iowa Wesleyan College (Mount Pleasant, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Education - Psychology-Secondary Teaching (5-12)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education - Psychology-Secondary Teaching (5-12)
Kaplan University (Cedar Falls, IA / Cedar Rapids, IA / Council Bluffs, IA / Davenport, IA / Mason City, IA / Urbandale, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology (online)
BS in Psychology - Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Psychology-to-Master of Science in Psychology (online)
BS in Psychology - Applied Behavioral Analysis (online)
BS in Psychology - Child Development (online)
BS in Psychology - Substance Abuse (online)
Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Luther College (Decorah, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Morningside College (Sioux City, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Major in Psychology - Biopsychology
Major in Psychology - Counseling
Major in Psychology - General
Major in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
Mount Mercy College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Northwestern College (Orange City, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Saint Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Simpson College (Indianola, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Movement and Exercise Science - Sport Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Teaching
Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Waldorf College (Forest City, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Wartburg College (Waverly, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
William Penn University (Oskaloosa, IA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Education - Psychology
Major in Psychology
Major in Psychology - General Psychology
Kaplan University (Cedar Falls, IA / Cedar Rapids, IA / Davenport, IA / Des Moines, IA / Mason City, IA)
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology - Cedar Rapids, IA
BS in Psychology - Davenport, IA
BSCJ - Forensic Psychology - Cedar Falls, IA
BSCJ - Forensic Psychology - Cedar Rapids, IA
BSCJ - Forensic Psychology - Davenport, IA
BSCJ - Forensic Psychology - Des Moines, IA
BSCJ - Forensic Psychology - Mason City, IA
BSHUS - Child and Family Welfare
BSHUS - Human Services Administration
BSHUS - Youth/Family Services and Administration
BSHUS - Youth/Family Services and Administration

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