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Research Psychology Major

What does Walsh's Research Psychology major entail?

Research Psychology is an ideal major for students not interested in a licensed profession, but who may want graduate work in psychology or careers in colleges, universities, research centers, government or private businesses. If you enjoy studying human behavior or exploring theoretical problems, this major is for you.


What makes Walsh's research psychology major unique?

  • Original Student Research. Students define a research problem, review literature, formulate a hypothesis, collect and analyze data and report the results.
  • Examination of Personal and Social Issues. Through courses about gender, addictions, culture, human sexuality and child and adolescent development, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of multiple psychological issues.
  • Experienced Faculty. Our professors hold the doctorate degree and are competent researchers and practitioners.
  • PsyLab. Walsh University houses a psychology laboratory equipped with the latest technologies giving psychology students "hands-on" experience with instruments and tools used in the field.

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

Psychology students take courses such as:

  • Cognitive Processes
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology