Southern New Hampshire University

Psychology - Mental Health, B.A.

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Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Mental Health from Southern New Hampshire University and become well versed in major psychological concepts, human behavior and research methods. You’ll develop critical thinking and communications skills important to communicating effectively in many formats. And you’ll also enjoy small class sizes and easy access to expert faculty and dedicated advisors.
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  • Programme outline
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


As a Psychology - Mental Health major at Southern New Hampshire University, you can tailor your program with electives focused on your area of interest in psychology. Choose a degree concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Mental Health or Forensic Psychology. Each path prepares you for careers in community, school and business settings and creates a solid foundation for graduate studies.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in psychology at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.
Internships & Outcomes

Throughout your undergraduate psychology studies, you'll gain a thorough understanding of psychological principles and how to apply them to social and organizational issues. At the conclusion of your BA program, you'll be able to:

  • Understand human thought and behavior concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, trends and ethical issues
  • Demonstrate psychological knowledge, skills and values during experiential learning experiences
  • Develop insight into behaviors and mental processes and apply effective management and improvement strategies
  • Apply fundamental research methods in psychology, research design, data analysis and interpretation
  • Use major research methodologies to critique, analyze and interpret results of psychological research
  • Display effective written and oral communication skills, correct use of APA format and extensive computer skills

You may choose to engage in any number of practical learning experiences as an intern or volunteer, including the opportunity to gain firsthand experience at organizations such as the Concord Mental Health Court, Manchester Mental Health Center or Riverbend Community Mental Health. Or, you may work with faculty on research, presentations and publishing.

Upon graduation, your SNHU BA in Psychology opens up a world of opportunities. If you're eager to join the workforce, you might consider the fields of counseling, case management, social work, community outreach or others that stress interpersonal relations and human resource management.

Our psychology undergraduates are also accepted into master's and doctoral programs in both psychology and related disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research I: Statistics for Psychology
  • Research II: Scientific Investigations
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Students may select four Psychology electives
  • Lifespan Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
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1. Complete & submit the application (including the essay & fee):

  • Apply & pay using The Common Application.

3. Submit documents to SNHU Office of Admission:

  • Your official high school transcript (or GED) SAT or ACT scores (optional).
  • SAT School code is 3649 and ACT School code is 2514.
  • One letter of recommendation from your school counselor or a teacher.
International students

1. Apply Online

2. Pay $40.00 USD Application Fee

3.Submit Official Diplomas and Transcripts:

Submit originals or official copies of degrees, diplomas or certificates. Documents must include an official transcript with record of courses and grades/marks received. Transcripts should be in an envelope sealed and stamped by the issuing institution. Applicants for undergraduate programs must have the equivalent of a US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale.

4. Proof of Financial Support:

Official document demonstrating the ability to cover the financial obligation of studying in the US for the first year.

5. Passport:

A color copy of current passport biography page.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • USD 30756 International
  • USD 30756 National


International Student Scholarships
  • Penmen Merit Scholarship: Available to all new students
  • Community College Transfer Scholarship: Available to students transferring from community colleges in the US.
  • SNHU Branch Campus transfer Scholarship: Available to students transferring from one of our overseas locations.
  • Young Women's Leadership Scholarship: Available to women from developing countries who exhibit strong academic and personal leadership qualities.
  • European Scholarship: Available to short-term (1 year or less) students from European schools with whom we have a partnership agreements.
  • European Transfer Scholarship: Available to students transferring into junior or senior year at SNHU from European based institutions.
  • Double Degree Merit Award: Available to students transferring from colleges or universities with whom we have special agreements with like 3+1 or 1+1 relationships.
  • Diversity Scholarship: SNHU is dedicated to providing a diverse educational experience for our student body. To make this happen, we have created the Diversity Scholarship to assist students from under-represented countries who wish to study with us. Currently, prospective undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the following countries are eligible to apply for and receive funding of up to 30% off undergraduate tuition: Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Norway, South Korea, Vietnam, Sweden and Turkey.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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