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Psychology (B.S.)

Psychology majors at Endicott take courses in a wide range of topics--from child development to the aging process, from psychological disorders to counseling techniques--in order to explore the effects of biology and environment on human behavior.

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Psychology majors at Endicott take courses in a wide range of topics--from child development to the aging process, from psychological disorders to counseling techniques--in order to explore the effects of biology and environment on human behavior. Students learn about the psychological and cultural factors involved in social problems, family relationships, workplace dynamics, and other areas of life so that they can begin to analyze motivations, change outcomes, and create workable solutions. Our Psychology majors also receive a strong foundation in theoretical perspectives and research methods, which prepares them to contribute to the field through their own original research projects.

 

The ability to help people by understanding them more fully is valuable in any setting. Many Psychology majors pursue careers within social service organizations, counseling centers, schools, and the corporate world, or choose to continue their studies in graduate school.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125

 

Freshman - Credits: 33-34

  • Electives   (Cr: 9)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General EducationRequirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement       (Cr. 3-4)
EC 101 - Endicott Transitions (Cr: 1)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Electives    (Cr: 6)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
PSY 240 - Research Methods (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement PSY 241 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 30

  • Psychology Elective    (Cr: 3)
    (must be at the 300 level)
  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3) 
  • General Education Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Electives    (Cr: 6)
PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 322 - Physiological Psychology: The Mind/Brain Connection (Cr: 3)
PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 9)
    (two must be at above the 100 level)
  • Psychology Elective    (Cr: 3)
    (must be at the 300 level)
PSY 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Psychology Electives

Psychology electives are any course with a PSY designation at the 300 level or above and SM 306 Psychology of Sport.

Internships

Connect with Others, Enrich Yourself...

Examples of Recent Psychology Major Internships:

Massachusetts Special Olympics
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Social Services
North Shore Rape Crisis Center
Salem Police Department
World Endeavors
Salem Police Detectives Unit
New England Center for Children
District Attorney's
Domestic Violence Unit
Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Boys and Girls Club
New England Center for Children

Careers

Clinical Psychology
Counseling
Community Work
Research
Casework
Customer Relations
Employment Counseling
Management

Download Psychology career sheet for more options and information.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate psychological perspective that can be applied in their everyday lives, work, and study.
  2. Understand psychology as a living science, informed by theory and research, within the four general domains of psychology specified by the American Psychological Association.
  3. Successfully present a senior thesis which demonstrates an understanding through research in the social science field.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills, respect for other cultures and a respect for the liberal and professional arts.
  5. Apply developed skills in communication both orally and in written context and lifelong learning.
  6. Incorporate a foundation in the liberal arts to move into any career associated with psychology along with numerous careers outside of the field.
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Dr. John Kelley
Dr. John Kelley teaches students how to conduct studies and use data to make exciting discoveries in the field of psychology. An active researcher, Dr. Kelley examines placebo effects in everything from skin rejuvenation therapies to irritable bowel syndrome to anxiety treatments; an Endicott student recently helped him design a research study on placebo effects related to asthma relief. To promote research efforts on campus, Dr. Kelley initiated a regular Faculty Research Colloquium and Endicott's first Undergraduate Research Symposium, where students presented original papers to the college community. His active involvement with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School enables him to connect students to larger research communities and recent discoveries.
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