As a St. Mary’s Psychology student, you’ll be able to pursue a series of courses tailored to your own career goals and interests while experiencing the breadth of the subject.
You have the option of exploring biological, clinical, counseling, cognitive, developmental, and social areas of psychology while having the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects that often lead to on-going research projects during your sophomore or junior years.
“I am so glad I was a Psych major. While I received a solid education about the history and current directions in Psychology, the most valuable thing I learned as a Psych major was how to think critically. The program at SMCM gave me ample opportunities to read research articles, have open discussion, and think independently about topics, and those are the skills that I used the most while getting my Master’s and in everyday life! – Kate Pinder ’13, assessment developer at Western Governors University
“Seek out opportunities and build relationships with your professors! The relationships I made with the Psychology Faculty at SMCM have continued to support me since I graduated, and were definitely a major factor in being accepted to my PhD program. Take the time to have one on one meetings with professors in the field you are interested in and continue to foster those relationships after graduating from SMCM.” – Brittany Thompson ’12, graduate student in Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University