Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts
Minor offered: Psychology
The Psychology major focuses on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students explore psychological, biological and environmental influences on behavior as these relate to human development, motivation, thinking and memory, learning, personality, social relationships, psychological disorders, and counseling. Lab experiences allow students to acquire a deeper understanding of psychological principles and research methods. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain experience in applied and research settings. Psychology graduates work in a variety of areas related to mental health and social services. Businesses employ psychology graduates in human resources, marketing, public relations, and sales positions. Psychology majors may also choose to continue their studies in graduate school.