Majoring in Psychology
Psychology offers a major in psychology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as course work leading to the Associate of Arts degree, and a minor in psychology. As a scientific endeavor, psychology seeks to understand the basic principles by which organisms adapt their behavior to the changing physical and social environments in which they live. Psychologists apply their understanding of behavior, thought, and emotion to the improvement of the human condition through education, counseling, and therapy. The breadth of modern psychology is reflected in the diversity of courses offered by the department.
The psychology program is designed not only for students who plan to attend graduate school in psychology or related fields but also for students who want to pursue psychology as a minor or as a concentration area to complement a major in another field.