Why This Program?
Better understand the mind and our actions.
Do you find yourself asking "why" a lot? Are you a great listener, with a knack for finding out what makes people tick? If so, psychology might be the right major for you. Psychologists are committed to helping people and solving real-world problems, and they do it just about anywhere: in schools, hospitals, the military, non-profit organizations, and even athletic teams!
- Easy double major: Psychology can be applied in everything we do. Get an edge on your competition and add a psychology major to your list of accomplishments.
- Get real experience: This program is built to be provide you hands-on practicum experience. Psychology majors can also work side-by-side with professors in the Siouxland Research Center, which partners with public, private and non-profit organizations to conduct affordable research.
- Boost your résumé: Jump into internship opportunities that will give you valuable experience outside the classroom, including at local school districts, hospitals, non-profit organizations and many more. Throughout the year, our psychology students also present at several conferences and participate in Psi Chi, the national psychology honorary society.
Briar Cliff's psychology program helps you explore the science behind behavioral, social, and cognitive processes, and how it applies to solving current issues such as violence, addiction, and mental illness. Using the lens of our mission of service, caring and openness to all, the psychology program is designed to instill and develop basic understanding of human behavior from various perspectives.