Vol. 48 No. 2: Longest running departmental newsletter on campus. Written by students. Greetings: Hello everyone! We hope that this spring semester has gone well for you! Spring is slowly coming to campus, with flowers starting to bloom. We hope that…
Psychology Major & Minor
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:
- Clinical Psychology
- Counseling Psychology
- School Psychology
- Social psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Psychiatric Social Work
- Criminal Psychology
- Industrial-Organizational Psychology
- Sports Psychology
- Psychological Science
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.
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Psychology Professor Can Bake!
Ever wonder what professors do outside of the classroom and off campus? Well, one is busy stirring up tasty treats in the kitchen. Julie Reese, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, won first place in the Cake Day contest sponsored by the GC Good Library staff. Reese…
Vol. 48 No. 1 The longest running departmental newsletter on campus. Written by students. Greetings, Hello everyone! We hope that the fall semester has gone well for all of you. I am Andrew Smucker, a junior Psychology major. Within psychology, I have enjoyed learning about human development…
of all colleges and universities in graduates receiving Ph.D.s
of psychology alumni agree that their undergraduate education prepared them for graduate school
of graduates from the GC Class of 2017 were employed, in grad school or service within one year after graduation
of job-seeking graduates from the GC class of 2016 were employed within one year after graduation
average salary of GC graduates 10 years out