Psychology
Media Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program with a concentration in Media Psychology is a multidisciplinary degree designed to introduce students to the science and ethical practice in the field of media psychology. Media psychology focuses on the relationships between human behavior and media. This upcoming field will allow students to study the impact of media and the psychology behind it from creation to distribution, and alternatively the consumption and reaction to media.
 

The B.A. in Psychology provides an education that prepares students to transition into Graduate programs. Students have the opportunity to take graduate level courses during their undergraduate work with which to transfer directly into HIU's Graduate Psychology programs


Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Case Manager
  • Educational/School Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Research Director
  • Policy Maker
  • Public Relations
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Training & Development Consultant

Real World Opportunities

Research: Students have the opportunity to work closely with the psychology faculty conducting research experiments. Several students have presented these research studies at local conferences. For a list of student presentations, please click here.

Psychology Club: The Psychology Club is a student run organization that provides fellowship and guidance for those pursuing a career in the field of psychology. Volunteer opportunities are also available through the psychology club.

 

Why Media Psychology?

Media psychology is a fast paced and growing field. Organizations increasingly have a need to address the growing influence of technology and media on individuals, organizations, and culture. As a highly interdisciplinary course of study, students will have many options to pursue Media psychology in the industry of their interest. Opportunities in healthcare, policy-making, research, marketing, acedemia, and entertainment abound.

 

5 Reasons to Major in Psychology

1. Experience a variety of careers

The American Psychological Association (APA) has 56 divisions of interest organized by members of the association. These include sub disciplines of psychology to topical areas of research. What this means is that when you receive your degree in psychology you will be free to explore the area of psychology that most interests you. 

2. Enter a growing area of employment

The BLS.org projects that the employment of psychologists will grow by 19 percent, twelve percent more than the average rate of growth for careers (7%). As a graduate entering the field of human services, you will be entering a growing career field with many new opportunities arising in the future. 

3. Make a difference 

Pursuing a degree in psychology helps you to help people. You will be able to develop who you are personally and professionally and in turn apply what you learn to impact the world. Whether it is through counseling and helping one person at a time, or pursuing research which will impact the field as a whole, psychology’s purpose is to learn more to make an impact.

4. You will always be learning

As with any field, there are constantly new discoveries. With psychology, you are not only keeping up on the latest changes and developments of mental disorders, but consistently learning about your patients and desired area of focus. Like humanity, this field is adaptable and versatile, meaning the things to learn about and apply to each new patient or research topic never ends. 

5. Learn transferable skills

Working in psychology means having the ability to work with and understand people, be able to research and collect data, predict trends within society or particular reactions in a particular group of people, and more. These skills are highly transferrable to careers in education, business, and more. Many students with a Bachelor’s in psychology pursue a job that their skills can transfer to as they continue their studies in a graduate program.