9PY-BS - Psychology
Psychology is a scientific enterprise that attempts to articulate principles of human and animal behavior. These principles are formulated within the context of biological, socio-cultural, and environmental factors. Psychology is both a field of scientific inquiry and a professional activity: it shares its subject matter and its methods with the biological and social sciences, while simultaneously sharing some of the same concerns of the arts; namely, human motivation, emotion, aesthetic appreciation and experience, creativity, and the individual’s relations to the world and humankind. Students may explore the discipline from experimental, personality/social, developmental, and/or clinical perspectives. A research-based senior thesis is required, along with an oral presentation at a regional undergraduate research conference. Upper level practica, internships, or field placements that provide practical work experience in a special interest area are encouraged.
To expose students to the full range of ideas in the field of Psychology.
To give students the opportunity to experience the process of being and acting like a professional in the field of Psychology.
To prepare students for lifelong career development.
Program Specific Admission Requirements
There are no additional criteria to declare this major.
Additional Program Information
Graduate School Preparation
The Psychology Major is an excellent preparation for most professional schools in:
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Potential Careers with advanced degrees
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