The Psychology major provides preparation for diverse career paths, including those that require graduate study. Students complete coursework from broad subdisciplines within psychology as well as take a sequence of research methods and statistics courses that enable them to conduct their own research studies. Many also elect to intern with community partners in a variety of settings. Graduates may pursue careers in research, mental health, ministry, rehabilitation, advocacy, social work, human resources, public health, occupational/physical therapy, and more. In alignment with the University mission, the faculty is concerned with the “development of the whole person” and provide one-on-one mentoring as students select vocational and career pathways. The Psychology major earns a B.A. degree.
Students majoring in Psychology may elect to pursue honors work in Psychology. To graduate ”With Honors in Psychology,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.3 and complete PSY 498 and PSY 499 , including defense of a thesis, The honors courses may count as part of the forty-four credits needed for the major.