It's possible to combine psychology courses with courses from another major. Our Interdisciplinary Studies program enables you to tailor your course of study based on your academic interests.
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology is a major for students who are interested in how humans and animals think, feel, and act. Our program helps students develop a scientifically based understanding of behavior and mental processes.
The Stevenson Psychology major has four components:
Clinical Application of Psychology
Majors learn about psychological disorders and begin developing the communication skills needed to help others solve personal problems, cope with mental illness, and lead richer, fuller lives.
Psychology is a science. Psychology majors learn to evaluate and use scientific research to broaden their understanding of behavior and development. Majors have opportunities to design and conduct research, as well as to analyze data.
Majors have opportunities to engage in a variety of activities that provide experience in the discipline, for example, Field Placement, One-Credit Options, and Active Learning in the Classroom.
Psychology majors explore their interests in the classroom and the field, identify career goals, and acquire knowledge that is essential to the discipline. Our students develop the intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skills to obtain employment in many occupations, and to attend graduate school.
"I plan on going to graduate school to obtain a master’s or Ph.D. in counseling psychology. The department regularly sponsors grad school prep meetings, GRE prep sessions, and speakers from local graduate programs."
Bachelor's degree students begin careers in a variety fields including research, human services, public relations, and education. Many students go on to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in areas such as Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Social Work.