The Psychology major offers a traditional, basic program of courses in psychology, covering major content areas and preparing students for graduate training. A special emphasis of the program is on research and applied areas, such as mental health counseling, consistent with common student interests and current trends in the field.
The Psychology major provides excellent preparation for a number of careers in such areas social services, health care, government, business and teaching (in conjunction with the education major or an advanced degree). In addition, students wishing to continue their education at the graduate or professional level in the behavioral sciences will find that the Psychology major provides a solid foundation for both.
Internship opportunities are included in the major and offer real life experiences in preparation for future careers.
Students completing the Psychology major will:
- demonstrate understanding of the basic principles, theories, and techniques of psychology
- demonstrate the ability to think critically about fundamental, enduring issues in the field of psychology
- apply skills in oral and written communication
- have firsthand job-related experience in an area of special interest in psychology
- be prepared for graduate training in an APA accredited program.
Josh Knight ’16 | Psychology Major
“When I first began working with Club M, a local youth mentoring program, I wasn’t sure it was right for me. But as I got involved more, I realized how I could make a change in someone’s life. That’s the great thing about service learning – I was applying what I learned in class, but I was making a difference, too.”