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Psychology Department

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Dr. Rita L. Barrett


We're happy you are interested in earning your psychology degree from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

The nationally competitive curriculum within our psychology program empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and research opportunities necessary for a successful career in the field of counseling or entrance to graduate school.

Our psychology program provides regional and national internship and research opportunities so that you can put theory into practice. We also host an annual psychology symposium in the fall that allows you to gain valuable knowledge of professional careers and serves as an arena to showcase your research.

Our faculty are committed to honoring diversity, promoting human decency, engaging students in the classroom, performing community service, and conducting research. The curriculum is designed to promote creativity, imagination, higher-order thinking, cross-cultural knowledge, and ethical principles.

2023 Psychology Symposium Program

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Our Bachelor of Arts in psychology program facilitates the development of critical and analytical thinking and research skills and helps you apply this knowledge in real-life situations. The curriculum offers a breadth of knowledge of the discipline as a foundation in preparation for graduate or professional training in psychology or in a related discipline. Click here to learn more.

Minor in Psychology

This 18-hour program consists of a structured selection of courses by which you can enrich your academic preparation and complements a variety of majors by broadening the student’s academic experience. Click here to view the degree plan.