Are you fascinated by how the human mind works? Do you wish to understand how feelings and thoughts connect to human behavior? If the answer is yes, then Shepherd’s Psychology program is for you. Located in the Department of Social and Applied Behavioral Sciences, this program was designed under the guidelines set by the American Psychological Association for the undergraduate psychology major, providing an education that will prepare you for whichever career path you choose.
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In addition to the Core Curriculum and the B.A. Foreign Language Requirement, 41 credit hours must be completed, including 25 hours of required psychology courses and 16 hours of electives. View the full course catalog here.
Below are some courses you can expect to take in this program:
- PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC 305 – Social Psychology
- PSYC 309 – Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 341 – Child Psychology
- PSYC 365 – Drugs & the Brain
- PSYC 372 – Psychology of Learning
- PSYC 382 – Humanistic Psychology
- PSYC 399 – Forensic Psychology
We encourage our students to participate in various community outreach opportunities to enrich what they learn in the classroom.
The Department of Psychology offers study abroad opportunities to its students, including trips to London and Paris.
Psychology majors are eligible for a variety of awards and scholarships and are nominated by the Department of Psychology faculty.
Our award-winning, highly engaged faculty ensure our students are progressing by getting to know each of them. We do this by keeping classes small (most classes for majors have around 15-20 students), assigning each major to one of the full-time faculty as an academic advisor, and offering a number of opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty outside the classroom. This close faculty-student interaction also promotes student engagement and success.
Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology. Members of Psi Chi are eligible for research and travel awards and grants from the Psi Chi national organization. Additionally, members can submit their research for publication in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research or present their research at the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting.
Open to any Shepherd student interested in the field of psychology, the Psychology Club promotes interests in psychology through events, activities, and social interactions between students, faculty, and the community, allowing members to explore psychology outside of the classroom setting.
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