Students majoring in psychology select from a wide range of courses that fit their interests and goals. Some of these options include the exploration of psychology and faith in the “Psychology of Religion” class; focusing on learning, memory and intelligence in the “Experimental Psychology” course; and exploring the complexity of human development and functioning in such courses as “Developmental Psychology,” “Abnormal Psychology” and “Theories of Personality.”
A senior internship offers a field placement for students to explore career possibilities and practice working at issues in settings outside campus – from probation departments to working with the disabled to exploring youth ministry. During senior seminar, students work at the integration of psychology, religious faith and ethical issues.
Careers, graduate education, conferences and news of majors form the core of the departmental newsletter, the Psychlone, now in its 38th year.
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.