Why do people think, act and feel the way they do? 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 research, business, marketing, medicine, law, sports, forensics, social work, and education. You can choose between a B.A. and a B.S., depending on your graduate school and career goals.
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. The B.S. option brings opportunities for in-depth focus—like studying brain functioning or animal behavior, or taking courses in modern genetics, biomechanics of human movement, or calculus.
Careers in psychology are vast and varied. Balanced coursework that provides extensive psychological knowledge 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.
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