Many of us want to know why people behave the way they do. And some of us want to really know why, and then do something to help. If you’re one of those people, then a psychology major may be what you’re looking for.
As a psychology major, you’ll learn a lot about why humans behave the way they do. You’ll get to focus on one area that you’re interested in and conduct your own research. When you’re ready, you can head out into the community for an internship at a mental health facility in a local hospital or at a social service agency or correctional institution.
Once you earn your degree, you’ll be prepared to work at a social service or mental health agency. Or, you can work in a school or for a company. You could even accept a job at a governmental agency. Or, you could decide to go to graduate school for more study.
Our psychology students get good internships:
This just in:
Kelcey Schaum of Slippery Rock captured first place at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston, Mass., on March 14-16, for her poster titled, "Race and Criminal History Effects on the Likelihood of Hiring."
Read about our new psychology lab.
What you can do with a degree in Psychology. Suggested 4-year plan of study.
If you're a transfer student and have already earned a previous degree, you do not need to complete a minor.