Psychology offers a program that emphasizes both the humanistic and scientific aspects of psychology. The psychology major is designed for students who desire to study and understand human behavior, want to enter psychology as a profession, or regard psychology as a liberal arts preparation for further training in other professions.
In order to meet the diverse needs of students, the Psychology program offers both a B.S. and a B.A. and optional concentrations in clinical/counseling, cognitive, developmental, industrial-organizational, and social psychology. There is also a specific track for education students concentrating in psychology.
The goals of the department are to provide students with the opportunity to:
- Learn psychological concepts, principles, theories and research strategies.
- Develop skills in analyzing, evaluating and applying psychological principles and theories to their professional preparation and personal lives.
- Conduct independent study, research and internships.
- Explore career opportunities in psychology and related areas.