Psychology is the study of the mind and is a field that brings together the knowledge gained from that study with the desire to help those struggling with mental and emotional issues. The psychology program at Presentation delivers a solid foundation in the study of psychology and emphasizes the value and dignity of each individual.
The learning experience in the psychology program—which includes tracks for general psychology and sport psychology—is characterized by excellent instruction and a wide range of options for students to shape the curriculum around their specific interests. In fact, the program’s faculty bring more than 60 years of combined experience working in clinical psychology and counseling. Students in the program engage in a very purposeful and intentional curriculum, and apply knowledge through research and projects that are typically found at the graduate level.
As a student in the psychology program, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a number of service-learning initiatives that directly relate to the field—such as at places like Safe Harbor, or working with people struggling with PTSD. Undergraduate research opportunities are abundant, and our students often take part in conferences to present their findings. And by combining your psychology major with a minor in criminal justice, sports/wellness, coaching, biology, business, or healthcare administration, you’ll distinguish yourself in the eyes of graduate schools and employers.
Many graduates of the psychology program move on to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees, while others have gained the excellent foundation necessary to work in a psychology-related field. A degree in psychology is truly valuable and can be applied to a huge range of professional fields—from mental health and counseling, to business and the law, to media and the arts. Psychology also is a popular minor for students in nursing and allied health programs. And our sport psychology track opens up exciting new professional opportunities working with athletes at all levels.
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