Why do people think, act and feel the way they do? How do you determine who or what is cool? Why do you and your friends recall different details of shared experiences? As a psychology major, you’ll acquire valuable clinical skills that will help you work with people. In addition, you will explore the brain’s intricate underlying processes, and can apply that knowledge to solve practical problems in a wide variety of fields—including business, marketing, medicine, law, sports, forensics, social work and education.
Psychology is one of the largest majors at Gordon—but our faculty are deeply invested in the lives of each individual student. They are faithful mentors, gifted teachers and active researchers. Gordon’s intensely hands-on approach means you’ll have opportunities to become a key player in publishable faculty research (or pursue your own endeavor), engage in lab projects that simulate real psychology, study brain waves, and complete internships in your area of interest.
Careers in psychology are vast and varied. Balanced coursework that covers the psychology spectrum—from theory to practice—coupled with hands-on experience through research, labs and internship will prepare you well for top-notch graduate programs and diverse careers in fields including:
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Extend your learning beyond the classroom through the Psychology Department’s extensive internship program that offers personalized placement based on your career goals. Students have worked in psychiatric hospitals, crisis centers, district courts, therapeutic music programs, shelters, counseling centers, residential homes, and juvenile justice systems. You can also take advantage of multiple opportunities to present and publish research as an undergraduate student—either by joining active faculty projects or carrying out your own.
Pack your bags and broaden your horizons through a Global Education program.
Apply your psychological knowledge to courses outside your major. You may choose to add a minor (such as pre-law, peace and conflict studies, or neuroscience) or second major that aligns with your career goals.
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