The Psyclone: the longest running newsletter at Goshen College! It has been two years since the last issue of The Psyclone was published, an unintentional hiatus. Found out why in this edition!
Goshen College’s Psychology Department is active, to say the least. Both faculty and students research, publish and present papers. And the range of study is wide, with courses offered in clinical, developmental, social and experimental psychology. Other course topics include statistics and research methodology, psychometrics, psychology of religion and applied psychology.
After graduation, psychology graduates find jobs that make a difference, at:
- Community mental health centers
- Nonprofit organizations
- Community outreach programs
- Local schools
Not to mention that the department has an excellent track-record of graduate school admission (in psychology, law, business, theology, occupational/physical therapy). And it’s one of the top two departments at Goshen for the number of graduates attaining doctoral degrees.
- Major in Psychology / Minor in Psychology
- Students majoring in psychology select from a wide range of courses that fit their interests and goals. The GC psychology minor, requiring a minimum of 18 credit hours in the psychology department, allows students to choose electives from the same list of courses as those in the major. They are also required to select from a specific list of upper-level courses in research or theory.
- Teacher education certification
- Teaching psychology at the secondary level appeals to those who want to convey their enthusiasm for psychology to others; some were inspired by research and their own teachers. As a sophomore at GC, psychology education majors apply to the teacher education program, becoming certified to teach at the secondary level upon graduation.