Psychology is the science of human behavior and mental processes. Our psychology major curriculum is grounded in the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major, with a particular focus on:
Our psychology faculty members are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. We draw on our rich blend of academic and real-world expertise to highlight psychology’s relevance to everyday life, important current events and the remarkable sociocultural challenges of our time.
Students interested in applied work can choose from a variety of off-campus internship sites. Recently, students have completed internships at the Center for Grieving Children, Youth Alternatives Ingraham, Windham Primary School, Sweetser, and Spring Harbor Hospital.
Psychology students emerge from our program well-prepared for graduate study in psychology and related fields; recent graduates have gone on to master’s and doctoral degree programs at University of Connecticut, University of Southern Maine, University of New England, Tufts University, University of Vermont, Springfield College, Duquesne University, Harvard University and more.
The psychology major emphasizes broadly applicable skills such as critical thinking, quantitative ability and writing, so our graduates are also well-prepared for employment in diverse areas including communications, business, advertising, human resources, and social services.
A minor in psychology is available and requires students to take 20 credits.
“I got to observe the different gender roles and stereotypes that children perceive and learn at such a young age while working hands-on with the kids. It was a very rewarding experience.”
Carissa worked on a project with professor Eduljee and then presented the research at the Association of Psychological Science conference.