Goshen College’s psychology program is one of the best in the country, with an excellent track record of admission into top graduate programs. Our small classes, enthusiastic faculty, and a strong emphasis on research methodology make us stand out from other psychology schools. Students will find ample research opportunities and internships for hands-on learning to get the most out of their education. Whether you’re looking to major or minor in psychology, GC is the perfect place to start your journey.
Studying Psychology at Goshen College
Do you want to help people live their best lives? Are you interested in the human mind, human behavior, and mental disorders? Then the psychology program at GC might be the perfect fit for you.
Through Goshen College’s psychology program, you will discover plenty of research possibilities and internships for hands-on learning. All of this prepares you for a successful career in psychology, whether you pursue a doctorate or become a licensed counselor or therapist.
We Prepare Psychology Majors to Pursue Their Graduate Degree
Do you want to be a psychologist, counselor, or researcher? GC’s rigorous psychology program has an excellent track record of admission into psychology graduate programs. We rank in the upper 26 percent of all colleges and universities for the number of graduates who earn psychology doctoral degrees. And, considering all the psychology alums who have applied to any graduate program — in psychology, social work, business, or law — 100% have been accepted into graduate school!
What Makes Our Psychology Program Stand Out?
How do we do it? Our program features small classes, enthusiastic faculty, and a strong emphasis on scientific research. At GC, you will take a broad range of cognitive, social, developmental, and clinical psychology courses, among other social science courses.
The psychology program at Goshen College offers:
Small class sizes
Hands-on learning opportunities
A focus on organized research methodology
Highly qualified and experienced faculty
A supportive and friendly environment
You will also find ample research opportunities and internships for hands-on learning. You could:
Assist developmentally disabled adults at Elkhart County Clubhouse
Counsel students at a local elementary school
Participate in regular psychology gatherings, where you will meet guest speakers, share research, and build strong ties with the Goshen community.
Transform Your Passion for Psychology Into a Successful Career
Many of our students complete doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, or forensic psychology and become licensed psychologists.
Students who choose counseling careers often work in schools, colleges, hospitals, private practices, and community mental health centers. Here are just a few of the many ways our psychology alumni have used their degrees:
Psychiatric Social Work
Get Started Today!
If you are interested in learning more about our psychology program, contact us today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or provide additional information. Financial aid is available. Simply fill out the information request form below to get started.
Olivia Copsey is an alumni journalism and psychology double major, graphic design minor from Goshen. She transferred from Hesston College in 2017. She was in Women’s World Choir and worked for the school paper The Record.