Psychology majors at Northwest learn the scientific study of a person’s thoughts and behaviors. Northwest faculty help students understand three core areas: scientific research methods that enhance critical thinking skills, evidence and claims knowledge; insight of an individual’s personal behavior, motives and thought processes; and the understanding of the biological and social factors that contribute to human development, cognitive skills, relationships, and personality.

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Career Opportunities

More than 94% of students who graduated with a degree in psychology obtained employment or continued their education within six months after graduation. Below is a list of possible job titles:

  • Crisis Counselor
  • Family Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Youth Counselor

*Based on self-reported data in recent years.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions. Students from the business school have recently traveled and studied in China, Africa and Eastern Europe including Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Internships

Although internships are not required in the psychology major, they are highly encouraged to gain hands-on, real-world experience.

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Requirements

Psychology Major, 36 hours: B.S.—Minor Required

Students choosing a major in Psychology must take the following courses:

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)
Must include the following:
MATH 17114 General Statistics



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Required Courses
PSYC 08234 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation
PSYC 08310 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 08333 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 08343 Biological Psychology
PSYC 08334 Experimental Psychology
PSYC 08353 Psychology of Race and Gender
PSYC 08363 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 08365 Social Psychology
PSYC 08423 History and Systems of Psychology


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Take nine hours of approved Psychology electives (9)
Total Credit Hours: 36

Psychology Major, 30 hours: B.A.—Minor Required

Students choosing a major in Psychology must take the following courses:

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)
Must include the following:
MATH 17114 General Statistics



3

Required Courses
PSYC 08234 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation
PSYC 08310 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 08333 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 08343 Biological Psychology
PSYC 08334 Experimental Psychology
PSYC 08353 Psychology of Race and Gender
PSYC 08363 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 08365 Social Psychology
PSYC 08423 History and Systems of Psychology


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Take three hours of approved Psychology electives (3)
Total Credit Hours: 30

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 6, 2018
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