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  • Program Overview

    As a psychology major, you'll explore a wide variety of topics as you delve into the effects of biology and environment on human behavior.

    The psychology program's emphasis on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the social and cultural basis of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders makes it ideal for students to move into any career associated with psychology, including counseling, therapy, research, and community management, along with numerous careers outside of the field.

    Coursework is engaging and ranges from child development to aging and adulthood to from psychological disorders and counseling techniques. You will receive a strong foundation and theoretical perspective, research methods, and statistics, which will prepare you to contribute to the expanding field by collaborating with faculty on research projects, developing your own original questions, and pursuing your interests in advanced graduate study.

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  • Curriculum

    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

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3) 
    • Psychology Elective    (Cr: 3)
      (must be at the 300 level)
    • General Education Elective    (Cr: 3)
    • Electives    (Cr: 6)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • 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.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Psychology majors go on to pursue careers in counseling settings, within social service and nonprofit organizations, research laboratories, hospitals, and corporate and educational settings. Additionally, you will be fully prepared to continue your education in graduate school within psychology, education, law, or social work.

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    Recent Internships

    • Boston Children's Hospital
    • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    • Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • New England Center for Children

     

    Alumni Employment

    • Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention
    • New England Center for Children
    • North Shore Crisis Rape Center 
    • YMCA
    • Youth and Family Services, Inc.

     

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • Boston College
    • Boston University 
    • Cambridge College 
    • Northeastern University
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law
    • Tufts University