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Psychology Major

What is Psychology?

The need for mental health support is recognized now more than ever. Psychologists study the human mind and behaviors and learn to apply that knowledge as a mental health care provider. The field of Psychology needs compassionate and insightful people who enjoy helping others achieve the best quality of life.

At Walsh, our Psychology degree focuses on several main areas within the psychology field. We take extra steps to prepare students for graduate work in counseling or research.

Psychology Majors

  • Psychology Community/Clinical for students pursing future licensure as counselors or psychologists
  • Psychology Pre-Occupational Therapy, for students interested in pursuing a career as an occupational therapist with the intent to pursue a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy, for Students interested in a career as a Physical Therapist with the intent to pursue a graduate degree in Physical Therapy
  • Psychology Research for students not interested in a licensed profession, but who may want graduate work in psychology or careers in government or businesses, etc.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Psychology degree?

Research. Counseling. Therapy. A variety of careers is available to Psychology majors, where the application of principles learned can be used to help those in need.

Some specific career opportunities include:

  • Case Management
  • Behavioral Interventionists
  • Probation Assistants
  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Counselor Assistants

What makes Walsh's psychology major unique?

  • Behavior-Focused. Psychoanalytical, behavioral and humanistic perspectives receive detailed attention, but several courses are taught from an integrative bio-psychological perspective.
  • Examination of Personal and Social Issues. Through courses about gender, addictions, culture, human sexuality, child and adolescent development, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of multiple psychological issues.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take for a Psychology Degree?

Psychology students also take additional major-related courses, including:

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social, Personality and Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive and Learning Process

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available with a Psychology major?

Internships are an excellent opportunity to gain experience in applied behavioral science. Read more about our Psychology Internship opportunities.

Who can I contact for more information about Walsh University's Psychology Programs?

Dr. Penny Bove, Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (330) 490-7257
E-mail: pbove@walsh.edu

Alumni Profile

Tadd Kruse

Tadd Kruse

Job Title: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Place of Employment: American University of Kuwait

Major: BA in Psychology/Sociology

Graduation Year: 1999

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