More About the Program
The psychology department provides all students an opportunity to investigate the science of behavioral and mental processes. The department offers a variety of courses for students majoring in the field, as well as for majors in allied fields and students wishing an orientation to the field as part of their liberal arts education. Many of the course offerings stress a theoretical orientation while others will stress application to life situations.
Psychology majors and others planning graduate study in psychology are encouraged to strengthen their educational background with course work from the natural science and mathematics divisions.
Upon graduation, students majoring in psychology will be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of psychological theory and content, understand and apply research methodology, think critically, understand the necessity for values in psychology (e.g. ethical behavior), exhibit technological (e.g. computer) competence in exploring various components of psychology, demonstrate effective written and oral communication within the field of psychology, realize the value in exploring issues of diversity relative to the discipline, and apply psychological concepts personally and professionally.
Those who study psychology are committed to helping people by solving real-world problems, and they can do it just about anywhere: in schools, hospitals, the military, non-profit organizations, even athletic teams! Among other things, our psychology majors have pursued successful careers as:
- Art Therapists
- Behavior Analysts
- Clinical Psychologists
- Child Life Specialists
- Criminal/Forensic Psychologists
- Educational Psychologist
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
Additionally, our majors have gone on to graduate programs in the following areas:
- Behavior Analysis
- Counseling Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- School Psychology
- Sports Psychology
- Social Psychology
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