Department Chair: Professor Terry Bergen
Psychology is offered as a major program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Concentrations in Forensic Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, and Agency are offered along with an Honors Program for students interested in pursuing advanced research under the close supervision of a faculty member. All required psychology courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology will be able to:
- Read, understand, and critique the classic and contemporary research literature.
- Design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and successfully present scientific research.
- Speak and write effectively in the discourse of the discipline.
- Evaluate their own unique interests, abilities, career, and life goals.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology will be prepared to pursue advanced graduate training, careers in human services, and business management.
Each concentration is designed to focus a student's academic experience in an area central to their intended field of employment:
- Students concentrating in Forensics usually go to law school, graduate school in forensic psychology, to work in the courts, corrections, or law enforcement.
- Students concentrating in Developmental Psychology usually go to graduate school in Education of School Psychology, or they work in education or special education settings.
- Students concentrating in Health Psychology usually go to graduate school in clinical or counseling psychology, or they work in rehab or halfway houses.
- Students concentrating in Agency are broadly employable inside and outside the field of psychology because they are trained leaders who can think, speak, write, and cooperate.
For more information please visit our website at www.castleton.edu/psychology