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Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Total credit hours: 45
Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.
Psychology is a science that seeks to understand the mind and behavior of humans and non-human animals. There are many areas of specific interest within the discipline of psychology, such as perception, learning, memory, intelligence, personality, development across the lifespan, abnormal behavior and social behavior.
The department of psychology at Thiel College allows students to specialize in one of three tracks:
The Thiel College psychology faculty have adopted five goals for psychology majors, which adhere to the American Psychological Association's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major, they include:
Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.
Thiel College's newest graduate degree program allows students to earn a B.A. and M.A. in counseling in an accelerated program! Once earning your undergraduate degree, Thiel's program gives you the flexibility to earn your psychology bachelor’s degree in three years and your master's degree in 1.5 years, allowing you to advance into your professional career quicker than most other schools.
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to psychology majors are:
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.
It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A psychology major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:
Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.
Your interest in the working of the human mind along with your desire to help others can put you a path to becoming a mental health counselor, college admissions officer, special education teacher, sports psychologist, police officer, human resources specialist, market research analyst, for example. Recent Thiel College graduates now hold positions as teachers, case managers, resident directors of group homes for troubled adolescents, counselors of individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities, personnel evaluators in industry and group counselors in state and local agencies.
Here’s what you could do with your Psychology degree form Thiel:
*“20 Highest paying Psychology Degrees” http://www.online-psychology-degrees.org/highest-paid-jobs-in-psychology/