Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior and mental and emotional processes of human beings, as well as the behavior of animals as it applies to humans. The field also encompasses the methods, procedures, and instruments necessary for the study of these processes.
The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to:
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Master of Arts in Psychology
- Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
- Minor in Psychology
The department also maintains an active chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. Faculty-student interaction, in both academic and social settings is an integral part of the psychology program.
Psychology majors volunteer or are employed at various levels of the job market, including community organizations, social service agencies, county and state civil service, business and industrial companies, personnel and public relations firms, hosptials, research centers, and many others.
Some specific areas of opportunities for Psychology majors with various degrees of professional training include clinical and counseling psychology (personal adjustment of individuals as in marriage counseling), community psychology (welfare agencies or mental health organizations), developmental psychology (children's clinic or hospitals), experimental psychology (in research settings), human factors psychology (assessment of human performance), psychometric psychology (design of tests to assess individuals' abilities and interests), and social psychology (behavior of individuals).