Department of Psychology

Description of Majors

The psychology major is built upon a strong liberal arts base as provided by the University's core curriculum. The coursework is designed to acquaint the student with basic content areas of the science of psychology. Scientific methodology, thought, and the ethical application of knowledge outside of the classroom is emphasized.

Psychology students become proficient in fundamental intellectual and social skills essential for a career in psychology and required for achievement in the world of work. The department assists students with professional aspirations in pursuing graduate education and provides a broad psychology background for those with other career plans. Students pick a B.A. or B.S. degree based on their areas of academic strength and their career plans. Individual research projects and internships are encouraged for all psychology majors.