Sarah Strout, PhD
Department Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Psychology
About the Program
The Psychology program is designed to provide the student with insights about the individual and his or her world. It is primarily concerned with analysis of the relationships between scientific theory and basic research in discovering, understanding, and integrating the fundamental laws of behavior. Major theories, methodological approaches, and applications of psychological knowledge are stressed in the areas of sensation and perception, learning and cognitive processes, motivation and emotion, development, personality, social psychology, intelligence, and abnormal psychology.
Successful graduates of the major find it a useful foundation for post-graduate study in any sub-field in Psychology or for direct entry into a variety of professions such as counseling, child care workers, managers, sales, and others. Internship opportunities, research, and practical experiences are available to students while they are at the College, and are recommended as valuable additional preparation for the beginning of a career path.
Psychology program provides students with a foundation in general psychology,
theory, research, and application. The
solid preparation to those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in
the fields of psychology, social work, education, guidance and counseling;
skills and knowledge to those students who may find themselves at the
completion of their bachelor's degree working in any of the various human
services and human relations areas, such as mental health, education,
personnel, government, and law.
pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will select one of the
following two emphases: General
Psychology or Preparation for Graduate Training. Within either one of these
emphases, students will complete the following requirements:
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