Accelerated Bachelors Degree in Psychology

  • Overview

    Learn the foundations of personality, perception, thinking and social interaction from seasoned professors.

    Our Accelerated Psychology Bachelor’s Degree will refine your critical and observational analysis skills, readying you for a career in a spectrum of fields, from law to medicine.

    Hands-on learning is a key element of this degree. Our curriculum includes outcome-focused research and theory work into human behavior. These form a solid foundation for rewarding careers in counseling, social work and psychology, among other professions.

    • Flexible course schedules
    • Unique methodologies and theory work
    • Hands-on, outcome-focused learning
    • Key foundation for a range of careers
    Study Psychology at WPU
    By learning the methodology and principles of psychology, WPU students are able to examine the behavior, thought, feelings and interactions of humans.
  • Faculty
    ​Kayce Meginnis-Payne, WPU Professor
    ​Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Careers

    Psychology majors develop skills such as effectively listening, observing, analyzing and interpreting. They are also taught the importance of ethical practice, showing concern for others and critical and inferential thinking. Peace graduates go on to various careers in areas such as pharmaceutical sales, social work, life skills training, community relations and clinical psychology.

    Recent internships include:
    • Interact of Wake County
    • Autism Society of North Carolina
    • Urban Ministries
    • North Carolina Highway Patrol
    • Ligon Middle School
    • Triangle Family Services
    • Guardian ad Litem, NC
    • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
    • Residential Services
    • Planned Parenthood
    Recent employment by psychology majors:
    • Child Caseworker, Family Alternatives
    • Customer Services Representative, Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Teacher, The Mariposa School
    • Disability Determination Specialist, Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services
    • Social Worker, Person County
    • Community Employment Specialist, Blue Ridge Center
    • Relationship Consultant, Allscripts
    • Assistant Camp Director, Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines
    • Site Director, Cary Family YMCA`
    Recent graduate school acceptances:
    • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
    • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
    • North Carolina Central University School of Counseling
    • The University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Social Work
    • North Carolina State University School of Counseling
    • East Carolina University School of Psychology, School Counseling and Social Work
    • University of Tennessee, Sports Psychology
    • Case Western Reserve, Social Work
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