The Department of Psychology provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of behavior and experience from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The psychology faculty specialize in a wide variety of psychological topics including physiological, clinical/community, health, counseling, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology. The department offers several courses of general interest to non-majors and students in related fields.
The psychology major develops an educational background beneficial to a number of careers in psychology. The department seeks to help students develop an understanding of the theories and methods that guide the science and practice of psychology by integrating
- readings from the major theoretical perspectives and discussion of theoretical and applied issues
- practice in empirical methods and involvement in ongoing research
- participation in community interventions and psychological services
Students may concentrate on developing research skills that prepare them for post-baccalaureate employment, or research experience and scholarship that prepares them for graduate or professional training in psychology, health related fields, business, law, or education.