As a psychology major, you’ll observe human behavior from critical perspectives: sociocultural influences to psychological disorders. Our exciting curriculum emphasizes skills in research and data analysis and exposes you to a knowledge base in human development, social psychology, psychopathology, cognition, personality and group processes to help you define your own focuses and interests. As a student, you will:
- Explore psychology through a liberal arts lens, integrating your studies with other disciplines like philosophy, religion, sociology, biology and criminal justice
- Learn to present and write compelling discourse on critical subjects
- Examine how ethics relate to psychological research and practice
- Learn the history of psychology
- Understand the use of statistics, methodology, research design and psychometrics
Classroom instruction is enhanced by the mentorship and support of a dynamic faculty invested in preparing a nation of leaders, thinkers and researchers to serve global communities. You’ll build leadership skills, engage in community service and apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world experiences. However you choose to be a leader, you’ll graduate with the tools and abilities to be what you aspire to become.
- Join: The Psychological Society is a student-led organization made up mostly of psychology majors. Students engage in discussions, community service projects, and tutoring and mentoring activities. They learn about graduate programs, unique career opportunities and share prospective employment resources.
Our campus also hosts a chapter of Psi Chi International Honor Society, open to academically outstanding students in the major to advance of the science and encourage excellence in scholarship. The group maintains an active presence on campus and has sponsored community outreach such as clothing and toy drives, informational workshops and tutoring/mentoring/ study groups. Students are inducted into this organization based on a minimum GPA of 3.5.
- Experience: Gain firsthand knowledge through internships, research or teaching assistantships that will sharpen your practical skills and strengthen your ability to analyze information.
- Participate: Psychology majors regularly attend professional conferences, present research, assist professors and students, volunteer for local community programs and promote good mental health across the campus.
Whether you decide to continue your education or jump right into the workforce, opportunities for psychology majors exist almost everywhere. Because the program is designed to prepare students to be both scholars and practitioners, some choose to immediately pursue graduate study in major areas such as clinical, developmental, experimental and social psychology while others apply their practical knowledge and skills to a wealth of careers including, but certainly not limited to:
- Clinical psychologist
- University professor
- Forensic psychologist
- Advertising copywriter
- Public statistician
- Sales representative
- Corrections officer
- Drug and alcohol treatment specialist
- Political profiler
- Trial consultant
- Art therapist
- Criminal investigator
- Victims’ advocate
- Human factors engineer
- Engineering psychologist
- Career counselor
- Media buyer
- Developmental psychologist