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Psychology Major

one on onelemonThe Department of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology

  • is a great program for persons interested in helping others and who want to understand why people behave the way they do;
  • provides specific career paths including clinical, counseling, school, or other related applied psychology areas (e.g., forensic or sport psychology);
  • is focused on enriching student understanding of the social sciences areas as well as application and delivery of these areas of psychology; 
  • offers students flexibility in their programs of study allowing them to select courses specific to their future interests that will make them more attractive to employers and graduate programs;
  • maintains a liberal arts focus by exposing students to coursework in related fields like Gerontology, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Philosophy; and
  • provides advising from full-time Psychology faculty.
  • offers optional concentrations in Sport Psychology and Forensic Psychology (Starting Fall 2016).

If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact us

Careers in Psychology

Forensic Psychology Concentration (Starting Fall 2016)

This concentration involves focusing your choices in the major on Forensic Psychology relevant courses and adding additional courses from other departments for a more comprehensive exposure to the field. An additional major or minor is required. It is of particular interest to those wanting

  • to work in fields involving criminal investigation and the legal system,
  • to pursue graduate study in Forensic Psychology, and/or
  • to conduct research in areas pertaining to Forensic Psychology.

If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact us. If you want to add a concentration to an existing psychology major, talk with your advisor. 

Careers in Psychology

Sport Psychology Concentration (Starting Fall 2016)

This concentration will involve focusing your choices in the major on Sport Psychology relevant courses and adding additional courses from other departments for a  more comprehensive exposure to the field. No additional major or minor needed. It is of particular interest to those wanting

  • to understand how psychology and sports interact 
  • to pursue a career in Sport Psychology, Exercise Psychology, or Performance Coaching and/or
  • to conduct research in this area.

If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact us. If you want to add a concentration to an existing psychology major, talk with your advisor. 

Careers in Psychology

Minor in Psychology

Our minor in Psychology

  • is a great complement to many other programs,
  • adds depth and scientific analysis skills, and
  • provides deeper understanding of human behavior across a variety of contexts.

If your future career path will involve working with people, then the minor can be a practical addition.If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact us

Careers in Psychology

Minor in Clinical and Community Behavioral Health

This minor is of particular interest to those wanting

  • a career in the mental health or human services sector and
  • an introduction to the varied professions that serve people who are faced with challenges in living.

If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact us

Careers in Psychology

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