Are you planning to attend graduate school?
The Career Development Center (CDC)
Located on the second floor of Glendening Hall (211), the CDCenter is a great resource for professional/graduate school research, career exploration and internship/employment opportunities.
Join MentorNet! What is graduate school really like? How can you make the most of your first "real" job? The CDC's MentorNet directory gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn about graduate study and the world of work by connecting with professionals in their field of interest. Relevant mentors can be easily identified by searching the database according to major, graduate degree, occupation, location, or keyword. Contact the Career Development Center at email@example.com to obtain a unique username and password.
Planning Your Psychology Major
The psychology major exposes students to the breadth of psychology while giving them a choice in how to satisfy particular requirements, especially at the upper-level. Psychology majors are encouraged to use this freedom to participate in special opportunities within the major, such as directed research, or an internship; and to participate in a cross-disciplinary study program and take courses in related areas, such as educational studies, sociology, or biology. Many students come to St. Mary's interested in psychology, while others come to the major later from another discipline or as transfer students. Regardless of when you begin your study, you should proceed through the major in the same sequence. After introduction to psychology, take a 200-level content course and the two-course sequence in statistics and writing & research methods. Having completed these core courses, you are free to take your upper-level requirements in an order that fits your interests and schedule, although we strongly recommend that you take your two lab courses in your junior year, prior to executing a St. Mary's Project.
Entering Major as a First-Year Student
Fall: Introduction (PSYC 101), other CORE requirements
Spring: 200-level content course, other CORE requirements
Fall: Statistics (PSYC 201), other CORE requirements, elective outside major
Spring: Writing / Res. Methods (PSYC 203), one 300/400-level course, finish CORE requirements
Special Opportunities: directed research or internship
Fall: one lab course, one 300/400-level course, elective outside major, cross-disciplinary study
Spring: one lab course, one 300/400-level course, elective outside major, cross-disciplinary study
Special Opportunities: internship (8-16 cr), directed research, peer tutor (intro, stats)
Fall: SMP or ACE elective, elective outside, major cross-disciplinary study
Spring: SMP or Senior Seminar, elective outside major, cross-disciplinary study
Special Opportunities: internship as part of SMP, peer lab assistant