Psychology is offered offered in programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Science degrees. A minor is also available for students who are majoring in other fields in which a knowledge of psychology would be beneficial.
Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of both humans and animals. Some psychologist are primarily concerned with learning more about human behavior through scientific methods; others are concerned with the application of psychological principles, as in psychotherapy, behavior modification, and industrial psychology. 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 psycholgy (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 interest), and social psychology (behavior of individuals).
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For further information: contact the Department of Psychology at (323) 343-2250 or the Office of University Outreach and Recruitment at (323) 343-3178.