The psychology major is a course of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. While fostering their own personal growth and intellectual development, students majoring in psychology have flexibility in designing a program to prepare themselves for employment or graduate study. Recognizing that psychology is an academic discipline, a science, and an applied profession, a threefold program has been established: intensive classroom activities, research opportunities, and internships.
Students learn psychological theory and research in their classrooms, and then enhance their learning with a variety of practical experiences such as designing psychological tests and conducting experiments in research methods courses, engaging the community as part of lifespan development courses, and gaining valuable professional experience as part of their practicum or internship courses.
Students who earn at least a four on the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam will receive three hours credit for Psychology 101.