ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Students are taught the basic principles and theories of psychology. Expect curriculum that will prepare you for immediate entry into the job market or graduate school. Students can expect considerable individual attention, a focus on improving research, speaking and writing skills, and a variety of out-of-class opportunities in which to learn and explore the field such as research, internships, travel courses, conferences and Psychology Club. Professors always available to talk to, assist with course material and help with career planning.
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY?
Psychology might be a good choice if you enjoy learning about the human mind and behavior, have an interest in psychology research or love working with people. One of the greatest strengths of a psychology degree is the enormous variety of career paths that are available to graduates. The demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers and social services agencies is expected to fuel the demand for trained professionals. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of psychologists is expected to grow at a rate of about 19 percent through the year 2024.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Student Run Clubs: Psychology Club
Honor Societies: Psi Chi
Professional Experiences: Internships and Conferences
Travel Study Courses:
Disney World, Orlando, Flordia: Adaptive Technology and Psychology of Marketing
California: Psychology of Cults
Washington, DC: Missing and Exploited Children
Ghana, Africa: The Eating Experience
Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam: Psychology of Culture
Psychology graduates work in a variety of settings depending on their interests. Many work with clients in a mental health setting such as counseling or social work. Some focus on working with children such as child advocacy, school counseling or applied behavior analysis. Others work in more applied fields such as health, sports and business.
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Art Therapy, Child Advocacy
Popular second major:
For more information, contact:
Dr. Kelli Stiles
Assistant Professor in Psychology
Chair, Psychology Department
Phone: (573) 288-6630