Studying Psychology at St. Francis College takes you on a deep dive inside the human mind to answer these questions and more.
Students conduct their own experiments and present their findings at the College as well as at conferences across the region. You will also have the opportunity to gain real-world field experience at internships or by assisting professors with their research.
You have a variety of directions to choose from, including; the psychology of relationships, how different cultures react to psychology, and even how the minds of seals and sea lions tell us about ourselves.
Students who excel in their undergraduate studies can apply for the new combined Masters and Bachelors Degree in Applied Behavioral Psychology. Classes include Advanced Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Assessment. This program prepares students for more advanced job placements upon graduation or can provide an extra year of preparation for application to doctoral programs.
With professors who actively practice in their fields, our students learn the necessary skills to forge a successful career path in mental health, social service, experimental research, business, law, and many other areas.
The Psychology Department is committed to the larger mission of St. Francis College, promoting academic excellence and fostering critical thinking and a commitment to social justice. These values are implemented with sensitivity to and appreciation of intellectual and cultural diversity. The Psychology Department is committed to furthering our understanding of the mind and behavior by the methods of science and applying the science of psychology to promote human welfare. The Department offers programs combining methodological and theoretical courses with fieldwork that focuses on the development of applied skills. Students learn about the foundations of psychology through a wide array of courses and activities, train for work in applied fields, and prepare for advanced study. Alongside the study of the science of psychology, the psychology major offers the general benefits of a liberal arts education, emphasizing the preparation for lifelong learning, critical thinking, and responsible action.
Goals & Objectives:
Train students for lifelong learning, thinking, and action by providing an education which teaches psychology’s knowledge base, scientific methodology, interpersonal skills, and ethics
Prepare majors who will enter careers in human services, business, education, and other applied fields to be competent, and caring professionals.
Prepare students who will continue their education in an advanced study to be culturally sensitive, well-prepared, and creative graduate students
Provide students with coursework and extracurricular activities that enhance their knowledge and appreciation of psychology
Encourage faculty to support and carry out departmental goals in an atmosphere