Psychology

The psychology program integrates current social and sustainability issues, giving students a first-hand opportunity to study the use and impact of the environment, wilderness, and recreational therapies and interventions.

Psychology students will have the opportunity to learn about a broad range of topics, from working alongside practicing professionals to exploring methods of patient assessment, interviewing strategies, and approaches for therapeutic intervention.

Interested in the environment? Delve into how humans impact their environment and how the environment influences human behavior. Use your studies in Psychology to make a positive impact on addiction interventions. Another avenue of study is the physiological basis of human and animal behavior. Students can also study cognitive psychology or theories on decision making, creativity, and other mental processes.

Guided by the faculty, students will conduct their own research. Real life opportunities to apply coursework are available as well. Both experiences benefit a student’s future career and academic pursuits.

  • Work closely with faculty on research projects you design.
  • Learn a variety of methods that will allow you to explore a range of research questions and ideas.
  • Develop connections between psychology and other fields of study including the natural sciences, recreation, and natural resource management.
  • Develop practical skills to address social issues such as environmental impact and sustainability. Learn what factors promote activism and human behaviors that deter social involvement.
Key Facts
  • Study abroad opportunities & scholarship money
  • Academically qualified (Ph.D., Psy.D.) and professionally qualified (certified counselors and therapists)
  • B.S. degree
  • 121 credit hours (minimum) required
Career Options

Psychology is an excellent foundation for work in human resources, community organizations, recreational therapy or social service.

Program Objectives

At the end of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the history, perspectives, concepts, and findings of psychology, such that they can explain how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret behavior, design research projects, and draw conclusions from research results.
  • Act as an ethical student-scholar, recognizing their professional responsibility to respect the dignity of human and animal subjects.

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