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

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Faculty & Staff

Julie Reese

Professor of Psychology

Amanda Sensenig

Associate Professor of Psychology