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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Research

The UCM Department of Psychological Science provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in research. Students frequently author and co-author conference presentations and publications with faculty. The Sattler Awards recognize outstanding student research in several categories. The department has a variety of lab facilities available for research. Behavioral Medicine Research Assistants

The department has a limited amount of travel funding available to help students with the costs of attending conferences to present their research. Students who wish to request department travel funding should complete and submit the travel funding request form along with the Travel Preauthorization form which is located on the Accounts Payable webpage. Travel funding is also available through UCM's Undergraduate Research Office.

Faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research and welcome collaboration with students. Examples of recent projects involving faculty-student collaboration include the following, with student names indicated in bold:

 

 

Hancock, S.L., Stark, K.S., & Kreiner, D.S. (2016). A brief look at telepsychology in the age of the internet. The Amplifier Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016. Retrieved from https://div46amplifier.com/

Hancock, S.L., Stark, K.S., Kreiner, D.S., Walker, T.R., & Cordeiro, A. (2016, August). Website adherence to APA guidelines for the practice of telepsychology. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Jenkins, H., Vaughn, J., & Lundervold, D.A. (May, 2017). Ethics education for undergraduate students pursuing the BC(a)BA credential. Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Meehan, C.C., Rodieck, T., Strader, T., & Lundervold, D.A. (May, 2017). Caregivers of older adults: Level of interest and mode of delivery of applied behavior analysis services. Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Molder, A.M., Stark, K.S., Kreiner, D.S., & Hwang, H. (2016, August). Priming with gender-related words can affect perceived career barriers. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Parama, K.S., Kreiner, D.S., Stark, K.S., & Schuetz, S.A. (2017). Monolingual and bilingual perceptions of code-switching: A difference in cognition but not competence. North American Journal of Psychology, 19, 87-102.

Schuetz,S., Ferguson, C., Brouillet, K., Willis, K., Fuller, A., & Alghamdi, M. (2016). Food lust or love: A qualitative study of college students affective reactions to processed and homemade food. Poster presented at 124th annual American Psychological Association convention in Denver, CO.

Walker, T.R., Kreiner, D.S., & Stark, K.S. (2016, August). Does placing questions in order of difficulty affect exam performance? Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.