The undergraduate degree in psychology provides students with a broad background in psychology and a knowledge base and skills in reading, writing, conducting research, and problem solving that will be useful in almost any profession. Beyond the basic requirements set by the department in general psychology, statistics, research methods, biological foundations, and career preparation, there is a great deal of flexibility built into the major in how you can go about shaping your undergraduate degree to prepare you for graduate work in psychology or for a variety of career options after graduation.
Graduates majoring in psychology have obtained jobs in a wide range of settings including child care, social services agencies, drug treatment centers, youth and adult residential care centers, crisis centers, senior citizen centers, and a host of federal, state and local agencies serving families and children. In addition, psychology majors receive increased knowledge and skills in topics that enhance their personal and family lives. A minor in Social Work can further enhance the marketability of your psychology degree.
Numerous internship and service-learning opportunities for the development of practical skills and experiences in the helping professions are available for the interested and motivated student who wishes to put their ideals into practice and to the test of further development.
Please refer to the introduction to the Psychology department for more information on this program.