Academic Programs

Psychology

Why study psychology at Benedictine?

When you choose to major in Psychology at Benedictine, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to gain practical work experience by taking part in on-the-job field placements in psychology or life span services
  • Learn from guest lectures given by practicing psychologists and talks by clinicians about various types of
    treatment programs
  • Gain practical experience in clinical and experimental laboratories

What does a degree in Psychology at Benedictine offer?

In Benedictine’s Psychology program, you will study the behavior of individuals, groups, society and organizations. You will learn both the theories of psychologists and how the theories are applied in real situations.

What careers are available with a Psychology degree?

There are a wide variety of career options for Psychology majors. For example:

  • Alcohol/drug counselor
  • Counseling/clinical psychologists*
  • Rehabilitation psychologist*
  • Marketing and sales
  • Industrial/organizational psychologist*
  • Social worker*
  • Forensic psychologist*
  • Personnel psychologist*
  • Engineering psychologist*
  • School psychologist*
  • Administration
  • Management

*with a master’s or doctoral degree.

How does the program work?

As a Psychology major, you will complete at least 41 credit-hours in psychology courses with a grade of “C” or better. You will learn principles of psychology, statistics, research methods in the social sciences and how to do a senior thesis in the program’s capstone course. You will also choose from among advanced psychology courses according to your interests and advisor’s advice, including at least eight credit-hours of laboratory courses. You will take courses to increase your knowledge of related social sciences such as sociology, economics and political science/anthropology.

How do I know if psychology is for me?


Psychology is for you if you are interested in a career that deals with people on a one-to-one basis or in a group, and that uses statistics and other research skills. You will learn what motivates people and the skills needed to work with
people effectively.