Sarah Strout, PhD
Department Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Psychology program is designed to provide the student with insights about the individual and his or her world. It is primarily concerned with analysis of the relationships between scientific theory and basic research in discovering, understanding, and integrating the fundamental laws of behavior. Major theories, methodological approaches, and applications of psychological knowledge are stressed in the areas of sensation and perception, learning and cognitive processes, motivation and emotion, personality, social psychology, intelligence, and abnormal psychology.
The program provides:
- A solid preparation to those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the fields of psychology, social work, education, guidance and counseling; and
- Basic skills and knowledge to those students who may find themselves at the completion of their bachelor's degree working in any of the various human services and human relations areas, such as mental health, education, personnel, government, and law.
If you are interested in psychology, but not necessarily in majoring in the subject, you might consider a social science degree with a psychology emphasis, or one of the other five social science emphases. Please see Social Sciences for more information.
The Major in Psychology
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology will select one of the four following emphases:
- General Psychology
- Preparation for Graduate Training
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