WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?
Get hands-on experience in the counseling process, designing psychological research, collecting research data and presenting your research.
You’ll also get hands-on experiences through your research-based classes and counseling classes. You’ll also be encouraged to complete an internship in a setting related to your career plans.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll learn about behavior and the mental processes that influence behavior and how psychologists study behavior. You’ll be exposed to many different areas of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental, clinical/counseling and research methods. You’ll also learn how psychologists apply theories to relevant topics, including health, the environment, the law, socialization, prejudice, aging, gender, memory, music, etc.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY?
As you study psychology, you’ll develop the skills that employers – both inside and outside the field of psychology – are looking for: knowledge of human behavior, research methods and statistical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communication skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, adaptability, and psychological literacy.
- Behavioral specialist
- Case worker
- Child care provider/worker/supervisor
- Crisis intervention counselor
- Mental health assistant/technician
- Parent/family education
- Psychiatric aide/attendant/technician
- Social worker assistant
- Substance abuse counselor
- Victims’ advocate
- Adoption/child care agencies
- Public health services
- Community shelters
- Nonprofit organizations
- Research institutes
- Employee assistant programs
- Personnel departments
- Community mental health centers
PSY 1407Counseling Psychology
Various theories and practices of counseling and psychotherapy, including psychoanalytic therapy, person-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, behavior therapy, and rational emotive therapy. Communication skills and ethical issues are addressed.
PSY 0207Professional Seminar In Psychology
This course will provide an introduction of professional opportunities in psychology and related fields at the Undergraduate and graduate level. Additionally, this course will introduce information, skills, and resources that will assist in planning for applying to psychology related careers at the Undergraduate level and planning for applying to psychology related graduate schools.
PSY 0265Data Analysis And Research Writing
This course covers SPSS data analyses and the introduction to the writing style required by the American psychological association. (APA style)
PSY 1311Socioemotional Development
This course will focus on the socio-emotional developmental processes, focusing on those that occur from birth through adolescence. Specifically, topics may include attachment, socialization, self-regulation, morality, & self-identity.
I like the community feel. I love that Pitt-Bradford feels like home.Antonell Robinson, psychology major from Philadelphia, who traveled to Denmark to study cross-cultural psychology