Henderson State University's Department of Psychology prepares students for a variety of careers including counseling, research, human resources, management, and work with the public. If you've ever thought about how your future can benefit others, studying psychology may be the path for you.

Professors in the Department of Psychology involve students in their research, presentations and publications. From studies on the body's reaction to test-related stress and popular culture and psychology, to Appalachian mountain beliefs and religious fundamentalism, our professors impact their field and our students' learning process. The department offers an experimentally based curriculum designed to prepare students for graduate study and careers in all areas of psychological science or human interaction. In addition to participating in faculty research, students can conduct their own independent studies.

Differences between BA and BS in Psychology

Students can work toward either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in psychology. Both offer similar courses. However, the BA requires students to take courses in a foreign language whereas the BS degree requires students to pursue more math-intensive coursework. 


The Department of psychology offers minors in psychology and human diversity.


Examples of psychology courses include:

  • Abnormal psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Personality

Additional courses

Examples of careers

  • Administrator
  • Case manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Parole officer
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Therapist 

Related programs

  • Counseling
  • Criminal justice
  • Sociology
  • Pre-professional - medicine

Related information


Department of Psychology
HSU Box 7793