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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 aging and adulthood, from psychological disorders to counseling techniques - in order to explore the effects of biology and environment on human behavior. They also receive a strong foundation in theoretical perspectives, research methods, and statistics, which prepares them to contribute to this expanding field by collaborating with faculty on research projects, developing their own original questions, and pursuing their interests in advanced graduate study. Psychology majors go on to pursue careers in counseling settings, within social service and non-profit organizations, research laboratories, hospitals, the corporate world, and in school settings.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Quantitative Reasoning General EducationRequirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr. 3-4)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Electives    (Cr: 9)
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: 31

  • 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 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the psychology program, students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Apply basic psychological concepts and principles in real world settings.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the psychology discipline.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.


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

Online Resources 

Learn Psychology's guide to pre-professional Psychology opportunities

Learn Psychology's guide to the GRE and Psychology Subject Exam


Clinical Psychology
Community Work
Customer Relations
Employment Counseling

Download the Psychology Career Sheet for more options and information.

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