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Psychology (B.A., B.S.)

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Major

The psychology major has historically been one of three social science cornerstones to a liberal arts education. Along with sociology and anthropology, it prepares individuals for a number of occupational and professional paths. These paths range from graduate studies in counseling and clinical psychology to law school and the health professions. In addition, an increasing demand for services is present in areas such as:

- Corrections
- Social service
- Rehabilitation
- Education
- Other community and personnel services through non-profit organizations.

Accommodating flexible scheduling needs of those who seek this major, courses offered in the psychology program are a combination of traditional, hybrid, and online. Program faculty offer a high quality learning experience, assist in degree planning, serve as mentors, and guide advisees toward completion of their professional goals.

Practical Experience

As a student you may opt to apply for a professional internship, as part of the elective block of courses in Psychology. Credits range from three to twelve, depending on the nature and scope of the experience. A wide variety of opportunities exists to match individual interests and needs with an appropriate field placement. Former students have interned at hospitals, outreach centers, police and sheriff departments, community corrections, and public school counseling offices.
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