Major in Psychology
KNOWLEDGE / RESEARCH / SERVICE
A major in psychology offers a number of desirable skills and experiences.
First, you receive a sophisticated understanding of the complexities of human behavior and thinking.
Second, you develop quantitative and research skills that allow you to appreciate and undertake the study of human behavior and thinking.
Third, through group projects, research teams, and/or field training experiences, you gain interpersonal and professional skills that are useful well beyond the classroom.
Fourth, you become part of a community of scholars that includes faculty, graduate students, and fellow undergraduate students.
PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR CURRICULUM
The psychology major curriculum was designed for several purposes.
First, it was designed to prepare students for graduate study in psychology and related fields, both research and applied.
Second, it serves as excellent preparation for professional school (e.g., medicine, law, and business).
Third, the curriculum provides skills and knowledge that prepare for entry directly into the workforce.
Students should contact their adviser or go to the Psychology Department’s main office (Wister Building, mezzanine level) to obtain a copy of the “Undergraduate Student Guide for Psychology Majors,” which outlines the requirements and opportunities in more detail.
PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR ~ UNIQUELY LA SALLE
As a psychology major at La Salle, you will benefit from:
- A faculty with a wide range of specializations within the science and practice of psychology
- A faculty adviser from the very beginning of your time in the department
- A strong foundation in scientific psychology
- Strong preparation for further graduate and professional study
- A full range of courses, including distinct courses in sports psychology, health psychology, human sexuality, and forensic psychology
- Opportunities to be on research teams with faculty and graduate students
- Opportunities to perform and present research with faculty members
- Opportunities to explore career options by participating in internships
- The annual Grimes Lecture, an event that has brought leading psychologists to campus to share their research and ideas for more than 30 years,
- The annual Showcase of the Science of Psychology, a poster session featuring the research of our undergraduate and graduate students