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Do you find yourself trying to “figure out” and help those around you?


The Psychology major at Stevenson University helps students develop a detailed, integrated, and science-based understanding of behavior, including mental processes. As a student in this major, you'll learn how to apply this understanding to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

If you are interested in how humans think, feel, and act, our program will help you develop a scientifically based understanding of behavior and mental processes in both humans and animals.

There are four components to the program:

  • Clinical application of psychology, where students learn about people with psychological disorders and how to help them
  • Research, where students use science to broaden their understanding of behavior and development.
  • Experiential learning, which includes field placements and internships.
  • Professional development, when students identify career goals and develop the intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skills for obtaining employment or moving on to graduate school

Graduates of the Psychology program will:

  • Think critically about major theories, concepts, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Conduct research by choosing appropriate research designs and statistical analyses, interpreting and communicating research results, and applying ethical standards.
  • Help others by using psychological knowledge, counseling theory and skills, and ethical standards.
  • Analyze how sociocultural differences affect personal and professional interactions.
  • Plan and pursue ongoing professional development.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Psychology Majors

Graduates of our Psychology program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Behavior Technician
  • Developmental Disabilities Aide
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Research Assistant

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.



The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in Psychology. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements

FYS 100 First Year Seminar
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 108 Human Growth and Development
PSY 136 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
PSY 201 Writing in Psychology
PSY 205 Career Development I
PSY 215 Psychopathology
PSY 230 Basic Counseling Skills
PSY 260 Behavioral Approaches to Change
PSY 261 Biological Psychology
PSY 262 Social Psychology
PSY 263 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 270 Research Methods and Data Analysis I
PSY 305 Career Development II
PSY 333 Tests and Measurement
PSY 343 Research Methods and Data Analysis II
PSY 341 Counseling Theories
PSY 405 Career Development III
PSY 450 Internship

Six credits of psychology electives (at least one at the 300-level or above) from among the following:

PSY 208 Human Sexuality
PSY 216 Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents
PSY 250-254 Topics in Psychology
PSY 326 Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology
PSY 327 Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
PSY 328 Special Topics in Personality Psychology
PSY 329 Special Topics in Social Psychology
PSY 340 Advanced Counseling Skills
PSY 350-354  
PSY 420 History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 470 Senior Research Thesis

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.


Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors


The minor in Psychology requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a PSY prefix. Students majoring in Counseling and Human Services may count up to three psychology courses required by the major toward a minor in psychology. Courses ineligible for the Psychology minor include:

  • PSY-206 Child Development (except for education majors)
  • PSY-330 Educational Psychology (except for education majors)

All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

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