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  • Program Overview

    As a psychology major at Endicott College, 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, like:

    • Counseling
    • Therapy
    • Research
    • Community Management

    In addition to the career areas mentioned above, our program will also prepare students for numerous careers outside of the field.

    Coursework is engaging and ranges from child development to aging and adulthood as well as includes 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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    Courtney Gallo '19, a psychology major, spent her semester-long internship with ABA Therapeutics—an organization that specializes in early ABA intervention for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Courtney gives us an inside look into her hands-on experience, part of Endicott's experiential learning model that requires students to complete three internships before graduation.
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


    First Year - 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 110 - Lifespan Development (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Individual & Society General Education Requirement 

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Electives (Cr: 12)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • PSY 207 - Social Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 212 - Psychopathology and Clinical Science (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 235 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 236 - Research Methods (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement

    Junior - Credits: 31

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Electives    (Cr: 6)
    • General Education Elective    (Cr: 6)
    • Psychology Electives (Must ve at the 300-level)    (Cr: 6)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3) 
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Electives (Must be above the 100-level)   (Cr: 6)
    • Psychology Elective (Must be above the 300-level)  (Cr: 3)
    • Elective (Cr. 3)
    • PSY 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Research (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis (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

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Research and Running
Abby Keim '19, a double major in bio/biotechnology and psychology as well as a cross country and track and field student-athlete, has taken advantage of one of the many experiential learning opportunities Endicott offers that has real-world application—collaborative research with faculty. Abby has teamed up with associate professor of psychology, Dr. Alefiya Albers, to investigate how olfactory, or sense of smell, has any correlation to identifying brain health.