Psychology



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, behavior and human relationships. It is a great major for students who have a general interest in understanding behavior and its determinants. Westminster College and its School of Arts and Sciences offer the Psychology academic major leading to a STEM-designated Bachelor of Science degree, as well as an academic minor.

Who It's For

A major or minor in Psychology is for students who are passionate about understanding human behavior. The "why" that surrounds people and the patterns that appear daily to us.

Key Benefits

  • Hands-on experiences in active and engaged class sessions allow students to apply psychological principles to their own lives.
  • The psychology curriculum helps students develop skills and knowledge in psychology through a sequential approach to support deeper learning - from introductory courses to culminating learning experiences in their senior year.
  • Research opportunities with faculty members support the development of relevant experience for graduate school and exploration of one's interests. Our students present their research at college, regional, and national conferences.
  • Our STEM designation helps students develop scientific thinking skills to understand evidence-based practice and research in psychological science.
  • Community-based volunteer opportunities give our students ways to express and explore how course content relates to multiple contexts. Opportunities include schools, community agencies, healthcare organizations, justice facilities, and other locations.
  • Our career exploration course helps students understand what paths can address their interests and how to take meaningful steps to prepare for the future.
  • The Psychology Club and our own chapter of Psi Chi Honor Society encourage membership in other scholarly and professional organizations, as well as participation in the general activities of the club.
  • Use of the American Psychological Association learning goals for undergraduate education assures relevance and connection to the wide range of current opportunities in the field.
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Other Psychology Programs

We also offer an academic minor in Psychology.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

The curriculum in the Psychology major gives students a breadth of background while also allowing some specialization.

What You'll Learn

  • Foundations in the study of psychology
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Social Psychology

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

The psychology curriculum provides students with an academic and experiential background for graduate study in psychology and/or employment in social service, research, and other settings where an understanding of human behavior, thought, and emotion is relevant.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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