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Are you intrigued by the way people behave? Ever wonder what makes them tick? Our psychology program might be a great fit for you. Psychology is the study of how humans and animals think, behave and feel. It is a social science that seeks to understand why people do what they do — through research, experiments and analyzing data.
According to the American Psychological Association’s definition, psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience — from brain functions to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the elderly. This is a discipline in which students use creativity and scientific method to find answers that may help improve the human condition and make the world a better place. Psychology is suited for those with inquisitive minds who enjoy science as much as they do people.
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Why a Psychology Major with Fontbonne?
Our exciting curriculum provides a broad and balanced foundation in all of the core areas of psychology. You’ll study and learn about development, neuroscience, cognition, psychopathology and personality, as well as social interaction between individuals and groups.
Our psychology majors have the opportunity to conduct independent, in-depth research projects — not something you’ll readily find at the undergraduate level in larger schools. Seniors design, develop and present their projects in collaboration with a faculty mentor, benefiting from one-on-one interaction and attention. Psychology majors graduate with an impressive portfolio and an edge in skills required for the workplace and graduate school. And you can enhance your study by choosing from several minors, including human services, early childhood, education, business and sociology.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
Ranked as the second most popular undergraduate major in the U.S., a psychology major provides a strong foundation for any number of careers both in and out of the field. Psychology majors graduate with creative, critical thinking and problem solving skills, can communicate their ideas effectively, and know how to work both individually and within a team — essential skills for any career.
Those who enter graduate school may choose to focus on research, clinical practice or applied psychology. Any of these paths can lead to exciting professions, including clinical and counseling psychology, forensics, neuropsychology, school psychology, industrial/organizational psychology or teaching in higher education. Graduates may also go on to become federal agents, police officers, doctors, lawyers, marketing executives and more.
Plus, psychology is both challenging and fascinating. At Fontbonne, you’ll get hands-on experience in a student-centered environment. Even if you decide not to pursue psychology in graduate school, you’ll be prepared for numerous careers.
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