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Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Resilience and Performance Optimization

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The Psychology – Resilience and Performance Optimization major gives you the professional tools surrounding:

  • Coping with stress
  • Processing traumatic events
  • Enhancing the resiliency of individuals and groups

This program is eligible for Fast Track Logo.

Program Overview

The Psychology-RPO major focuses on helping individuals, teams, and organizations perform at their best, achieve goals, and overcome obstacles that can impede performance. The major introduces students to the factors that help people cope with stress, enhance their resiliency, and perform at their highest levels, and these factors can be applied to performance in the military, law enforcement, business, mental health fields, or any other domain with a performance component. The major also explores the ways in which traumatic events are experienced and the range of posttraumatic reactions. The program concludes with a capstone experience where students research a topic that speaks directly to their interests, professional goals, or occupation.

Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the behavioral sciences and how these apply to behavioral phenomena.
  • Use the scientific approach, skeptical inquiry, and critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior, institutions, and/or organizations.
  • Develop ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and oral communication.
  • Optimize career readiness by utilizing disciplinary content and developing effective self-reflection, project-management skills, and teamwork skills.

Career Information

Jobs in psychology are projected to grow 14% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $79,010. The median wage for clinical, counseling and school psychologists in Missouri specifically is $76,480.

Many career paths require advanced training and certification. A Bachelor of Psychology – Resilience and Performance Optimization degree will prepare you for a broad range of fields, including:

  • School counseling
    • Projected growth: 8.4%
    • Median annual wage: $56,310
  • Training and development management
    • Projected growth: 8.1%
    • Median annual wage: $113,350
  • Marriage and family therapy
    • Projected growth: 22.3%
    • Median annual wage: $50,090
  • Social work
    • Projected growth: 11.5%
    • Median annual wage: $49,470
  • Community and social service specialist
    • Projected growth: 8.1%
    • Median annual wage: $42,620

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Resilience and Performance Optimization requires 42 credit hours, in addition to General Education courses.