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Bachelor of Arts

Whether you’re helping others, conducting research, or managing people, you’ll be able to apply principles of psychology in your chosen career path. The mind works in mysterious ways. With a psychology degree from Clarke, you’ll be prepared to enter the exciting field of analyzing, evaluating, predicting, and changing human thought and behavior. Clarke’s secret to success is a perfect balance of clinical, social, and cognitive psychology. Faculty members bring a wealth of research, clinical, and life experience into the classroom and present it in exciting ways.


Program Details

Clarke’s psychology department is committed to maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum designed to emphasize the development of analytic and expressive skills that are the basis of investigation, evaluation, and communication in the field. Many psychology courses involve hands-on service fieldwork, such as volunteering to help those in need.

You’ll learn to:

  • Amplify your critical thinking skills.
  • Solve problems through analyzation and research.
  • Understand the processes that motivate human thoughts and actions.
  • Decipher cognition, motivation and emotion.
Classes You'll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know your name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Tim Boffeli, Ph.D.

Tim Boffeli, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

I enjoy being there in that magic moment of time when life makes more sense. This sense is what teaching and learning is all about and will last for more than my lifetime.

Kristin Wesner, Ph.D.

Kristin Wesner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

With all the opportunities my students are given to apply course content to their own lives, it is my hope that this knowledge students gain will aid in their ability to be happy, effective people. If nothing else, they can cross ‘flash mob’ off their bucket lists.

There’s more to college than going to class.

The Classroom and Beyond

But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Madison Rhymes

Madison Rhymes

Psychology and Graphic Design '16

With my double major, I was able to obtain my dream job at a company that specializes in educating underfunded youth about good health practices to reduce community health risks. It’s a perfect match for me!

Deborah Fautsch

Deborah Fautsch

Psychology ‘76

My time at Clarke enabled me to be successful in life, personally and professionally. The psychology degree I earned at Clarke is invaluable to me in the work that I do as a certified nurse midwife.

Sarah Kitch

Sarah Kitch

Psychology and Philosophy ‘16

I double majored in Psychology and Philosophy and, after graduation, entered a clinical counseling program. Beyond that, I have dreams of joining the Peace Corps.


Average salary for a clinical psychologist in 2017.

Personal attention

The one-to-one learning that happens at Clarke means students succeed at securing internships and career opportunities.

14 %

Percent that employment of psychologists is projected to grow from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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