Department of

Psychological Science


Why Major in Psychological Science?

People major in psychology for various reasons. Many wish to continue their studies in graduate or professional schools of psychology. Others may enroll in non- psychology professional programs such as law, education or social work. Still others study psychology to gain an understanding of people, for later use in management, teaching or other business-related careers. Many students enter directly into psychology- related positions in such areas as rehabilitation or human services. Finally, psychology provides a vehicle for personal development and one avenue for pursuing a liberal arts education. Whatever one's reasons for choosing this major, the study of psychology will broaden one's knowledge of people and their behavior and teach one how to study behavior in a scientific way.