Psychology majors study the way humans and animals act, feel, think and learn.
Highlights of the Psychology Major
- Be part of the Psychology Learning Community to learn more about
the field of psychology and have an advisor who meets regularly with
- One mandatory research project as part of a research
methods course. Students can also take on independent research with a
faculty partner and often present their work at the annual meeting of
the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.
- Participate in the Psychology Club or Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.
- Create an individualized career plan with your faculty advisor based on your career plan.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
- An understanding of physiological, emotional, cognitive and social determinants of behavior.
- Basic understanding of the various disciplines in psychology as well as major theories and history of psychology.
- Familiarity and experience with the psychological research methods, including data collection and analysis.
- Knowledge of research ethics.
- Specific knowledge and abilities related to your specialization (Gender, Industrial, Health, Sport, Clinical, Animal)
Upon graduation, most of our students work in fields related to human
services, health care, or education. An increasing number of students
either enter graduate program at the masters or doctoral level, with
most of those entering either mental health counseling, school
counseling, or school psychology.
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