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Department Overview


Psychology is the scientific study of all aspects of behavior and experience. It is a broad discipline that spans both the social and natural sciences and it provides a solid base for a variety of academic and professional fields including psychological research, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, business and industry, medicine, human resources, and law. The psychology major we offer is designed to provide our students with a foundation in the core areas of the discipline by giving them the opportunities to explore the biological, cognitive, developmental, and social contributions psychology has made to understanding human activity, both normal and abnormal.

In addition, our students learn how to translate the knowledge they have gained in the area of psychology to everyday life by putting the skills they have learned into action through various research and internship opportunities. Our unique location, within 20 miles of three county seats, provides students with the opportunity to work within virtually any kind of social or mental health setting, serving rural, suburban or urban populations. Research opportunities come from working side by side with psychology faculty in the areas of cognitive, counseling, developmental and human factors psychology.