psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. The psychology major provides students with a broad foundation in psychology, but also allows students to focus their study in several areas of specialization, including cognitive, biological, counseling and social psychology. Senior Psychology majors are required to design and implement an original research project in a selected area of psychological inquiry. In addition, seniors are required to complete an internship offered in a variety of diverse settings. The psychology program prepares graduates to work in entry-level positions in the mental health field and to pursue graduate work in psychology or any related field.

Program Overview…

The Psychology Program offers two options: a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Psychology.

Internships and Careers…

Psychology majors are required to have an internship experience in a psychology-related organization including (but not limited to) human services, criminal justice, counseling and guidance, career and student development, and research. This rich experience allows students to learn applied skills, develop professional relationships, and practice ethical behavior.

Psychology Faculty…

Psychology faculty are experienced and expert in their fields. They share their academic and professional knowledge with students in the classroom and act as mentors outside the classroom.

Additional Curricula Opportunities…

Students who go on to further studies in law, medicine, veterinary practice and physical therapy can combine any Colby-Sawyer major with a course of study that will prepare them for the next academic step.