Abnormal Psychology Majors

A degree in abnormal psychology is not available, but you can earn a general psychology degree on campus or online that includes classes in this subject. Learn about degree programs and courses in this field, as well as benefits of earning the degree and prerequisites for enrollment. Schools offering Human Behavior degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Type of Abnormal Psychology Majors Can I Pursue?

There are no specific bachelor's degree programs in abnormal psychology, which is also referred to as psychopathology. However, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or Bachelor of Science in Psychology. You can even earn your degree as an online student. Abnormal psychology courses can be taken as electives or as part of a program's requirements.

Program OptionsBachelor's in psychology with classes in abnormal psychology
Online OptionsPsychology bachelor's programs available fully online
Further StudyGraduate programs available and required for some careers
Psychology Course TopicsBehavior theory, mental illness, assessment and statistics
Other Program RequirementsCourses in biology, math and communications; research paper may be required
PrerequisitesHigh school diploma or GED and a minimum GPA

Why Should I Earn a Degree?

An undergraduate program will prepare you for graduate study in psychology. A graduate degree is required to work as a counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist. However, you'll acquire many of the basic psychological testing and assessment skills used by these professionals as you work toward your undergraduate major.

What Will I Study?

Although you can't enroll in an undergraduate program specifically focused on abnormal psychology, abnormal psychology courses are available. Abnormal psychology courses at the undergraduate level provide an overview of how unusual behavior is caused, diagnosed and treated. These courses will also teach you how to use behavioral psychology theories, differentiate among observed abnormal behaviors, ethically apply diagnostic tools and investigate the causes of mental illness. You may be expected to complete a research paper that demonstrates these skills.

Otherwise, psychology programs cover statistical methods, experiential assessment and behavioral theory. You'll also complete a cursory study of psychology subfields, including developmental, organizational and social psychology. Otherwise, you can expect to complete requirements in:

  • Communications
  • Biology
  • Psychology research methods
  • Mathematics
  • Psychological testing

How Do I Enroll?

You'll need to earn your high school diploma or GED credential before you enroll in a psychology program as an undergraduate. Some colleges may look for a minimum GPA of 2.0 for any prior college courses you may have completed.

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