The Psychology major is designed to give students a broad background in the study of behavior and mental processes. The program prepares students for graduate school for careers in which knowledge of human behavior and mental processes is essential. All students gain a basic understanding of behavior and mental processes through required courses in general psychology, learning, and research courses. Their academic experience includes four Professional Seminars that tie academic courses together and instills in them the importance of ethics, service, research, and practice in psychology as a profession.
Behavioral Research Methods
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There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Psychology:
Psi Chi: Honor society in Psychology
Sigma Psi Delta: Psychology Club
Research: Students work closely with faculty members on research projects that often culminate in a presentation of their work at regional and national conferences.
Service Learning: Students are given the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills acquired in the psychology program to work with people and programs in the community.