Psychology Program

Learn the ways of the mind.
Biochemical & behavioral.
Thought, emotion, identity.


Psychology Programs

Understanding the human mind and behavior.

Enter the fascinating field of the human mind through a psychology program at UT Permian Basin. Go from elemental biochemical reactions to complex social behaviors. 
After this program, take your insights into a career in business, marketing, teaching, or any field working with people. Graduate work is your path to a career in counseling (clinical psychology) or research. Psychology also prepares you to go on to law, medicine, or neuroscience.

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Why Psychology at UTPB?

Gold Book


Texas metro area in top 5 for concentration of related jobs

Gold Microphone


Move laterally to related work: data scientist, sports psychologist, etc.

Gold Heart


Ranked in top 10% in survey of best value psychology degrees

Why should I study psychology?

Why do we do what we do? How can we be happy? How do we grow and learn throughout our lives? What is nature? What is nurture? How do those two shape each other?

Psychology studies the individual—mind, thoughts, and feelings—and how these impact behavior. This individual scale includes close relationships in a family or peer group.

Study psychology to understand the biological processes of the mind. Advanced study gives you the expertise to be a counselor or therapist, helping individuals navigate their lives.

Mental health is essential to our well-being.

What are my job prospects?

Studying psychology prepares you for many lines of work. Within the vast and varied field of psychology, common careers include:


  • Counselor
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • Psychology teacher
  • School psychologist
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Researcher

We need psychologists and counselors in individual, group, or institutional practice. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows over 14K openings for psychologists. Texas ranks third of all states with the highest employment for psychologists. The annual mean salary is just over $101K.

What industry-specific skills will I learn?

Earning your BA in Psychology gives you the skills, knowledge, and experience to:

  • Recognize psychological principles in real life
  • Apply psychological concepts to solve problems
  • Analyze social scientific findings

You also gain writing, research, and data analysis skills to use in work and graduate school.

Our graduate programs lead to greater expertise in research methodologies and the skill to apply scientific findings to practice. Your concentration either prepares you to conduct and interpret advanced research or for licensure to practice in Texas.

Find Your Perfect Program Fit

Earn Your Degree—For Free!

At UT Permian Basin your college education is transformative, and money shouldn’t hold you back. The Falcon Free program can cover your tuition costs and mandatory fees.


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