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R. Todd Coy
School of Business & Social Sciences


Explore the human experience and play an important role in answering questions about cognition and behavior with a bachelor of science in psychology degree from Colby-Sawyer.

Meeting of the Minds

Deepen your understanding of psychology and the social and cultural experiences that shape human behavior to meet the changing needs of people, organizations and communities.

Coursework in cognitive psychology, counseling and abnormal psychology, health and biological psychology, neuroscience, personality, research design and analysis, and social psychology will train you in the development of healthy behavioral solutions and strategies.

You can choose a broad approach to the study of psychology with upper-level courses that include human sexuality, forensic psychology and cross-cultural psychology, or you can specialize your degree with a concentration in:

» Child Psychology

» Forensic Psychology

» Neuroscience

» Counseling and Substance Abuse

“I learned a broad range of skills, from independent research design and assessment to basic counseling techniques. The values I learned at Colby-Sawyer show up in my work and personal life every single day.”

Christina Winnett ’13 – Assistant director of Residential
Life at Vassar College

Participate in intensive, cutting-edge research projects alongside your professors and pursue your own research interests with clinical experience in our human interaction laboratory.

A required internship in the psychology-related organization of your choice offers a rich learning opportunity that encourages skill development, professional growth and ethical awareness, and prepares you for clinical and research work in a variety of diverse settings.

A Capstone project during your senior year provides experience implementing your own research. You will design and investigate a study in a self-selected area of interest and present your findings to the college community. Recent projects have examined the role of nicotine in attention, the effects of listening to music on memory, and the influence of peer feedback on test performance.

A minor in psychology, child psychology, or counseling and substance abuse can be combined with any baccalaureate degree. Please see the college catalog for specific requirements.

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Join Forces

Join faculty, fellow students and mental health professionals for conferences and workshops that advance psychology as a science, profession and resource for human welfare, including the New Hampshire Psychological Association Academic Convention.