Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena. Learn to design, conduct and interpret psychological research, and more.
As a psychological science major, you’ll learn how to apply theories and concepts of psychology professionally and personally and gain important skills in critical thinking and scientific inquiry. Apply your degree to the fields of social psychology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, counseling, law enforcement, education, business, medicine, speech language pathology, physical or occupational therapy, and more.
What will I do?
Take your degree outside the classroom with research studies and fieldwork. Present your findings at regional and national conferences. Collaborate with professors on research projects and coauthor papers to present at national conferences, or present independent research regionally, such as at the Great Plains Student Psychology conference. Use your Jewell-funded Journey Grant to gain an understand of human behavior or deeply explore an interest anywhere in the world. Recent psychological science majors have: completed a nine-day hiking expedition through the Appalachian Mountains, shadowed a cognitive neuroscience professor, studied French culture on a European excursion, researched the Presbyterian Reformation in Scotland and volunteered at a center for hearing impaired children in Sri Lanka.
More about your degree
Jewell offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science. While this is a desired primary major by many employers, it also complements other fields as a double major. Potential second majors include: the sciences, Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, nonprofit leadership, business, music, international relations, communication and education.