What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific investigation of behavior and mental processes. This academic program provides a solid foundation for understanding psychology and illuminates some of life’s most important questions. Psychology provides us with a rich understanding of social influence, learning, human intelligence, the roots of personality, the effects of stress on health, and a myriad of other topics.

The program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney develops student research skills which allow them to become critical consumers of scientific research in many different disciplines. Examples include physiological, developmental, social, clinical and applied psychology. Unlike many online undergraduate programs, all students complete, as well as present, an independent research project. These skills increase students’ marketability for both employment and future graduate studies.

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree

Completing a bachelor’s degree qualifies you for additional job positions and careers. The median salary for those with bachelor’s degrees is 39% higher than for those with a high school diploma (no college experience) and 34% higher for those with some college but no degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Personnel Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Training
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Daycare Supervision
  • Foster Care
  • Psychometrist
  • Enter Law and/or Medical Schools
Wilfredo Lopez

“I enjoyed the professors in the psychology department the most. They made psychology fun and interesting. I enjoyed the ability to build relationships with my professors and have them know who I was.” Lopez says that he “decided to become a Psychobiology major because it was geared toward health. I had the opportunity to learn about psychological research, which I found really interesting.” “Psychology is a part of medicine and I believe it helped me have a better understanding of how they both are involved in patient care.”


Wilfredo Lopez

Psychobiology Comprehensive