The Psychology major emphasizes the scientific study of human behavior in areas such as cognition, development, learning, physiology, personality, and social processes. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad background in psychological theory and research and to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to be good consumers of scientific information.
The Psychology program exposes students to a number of areas of psychology but allows flexibility in the specific courses that are taken in each sub-area. Students are also required to obtain applied experience by completing an internship or by assisting faculty with their research. Elective credits can be used for additional internship or research experience.
- Positions in local, state, and federal government
- Entry-level psychological service positions in:
- Human services
- Applied behavior
- Human resources
Community Relations Officer
Affirmative Action Officer
Probation and Parole Officer
Daycare Center Supervisor
Social Work Assistant
Case Management Aide
Child Abuse Worker
Community Outreach Worker
Therapeutic Support Staff
Employment Assistant Specialist
The program provides a strong background for graduate education at both the master's and the doctoral level in counseling, social work, and many areas of psychology.
Membership in clubs and organizations can be a rewarding educational and social experience. There is a student-run psychology club on campus, and they can also become a member of the National Honor Society in Psychology. Students may also choose to become affiliates of the Eastern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and/or the American Psychological Society.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Helen Hendy
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