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As a Psychology major at Edgewood College, you will develop your understanding of psychology as a research science and as a means to promote human welfare. We will engage you in both scientific and applied activities, including an internship in your field of interest. In addition, you will be actively engaged in scholarly research. Our students are involved in many community service agencies and present at national conferences every year.
The Psychology Department at Edgewood College has a small faculty dedicated to teaching and meaningful mentorship of our students. We have the expertise needed to offer a wide range of courses within the major while maintaining the intimacy of a small collaborative community of learners.
We touch upon all aspects of psychology, and delve deeper into those components that matter more to you. At each level, students gain critical experience in research techniques, current scientific knowledge, and applications outside of the classroom. The department offers a general major as well as concentrations in clinical/counseling, substance abuse counseling, and human services. All of our majors partner with community organizations to gain invaluable experiential field training in the form of internships. Further, interested students have the opportunity to pursue their own research interests.
The opportunities in the field of psychology are growing and many skills that psychology majors gain are appealing to employers across many different fields. On the bachelors level, one can work in different capacities in the mental health field as a mental health specialist, case worker, line therapist, addictions counselor, doing crisis stabilization - and more. In research, there are many opportunities for a psychology major as a research specialist, assistant or coordinator. Psychology majors also have opportunities in market research, human resources, industrial and organization work and medical social work and advocacy, academic counseling, statistical analysis and many more. If one wishes to go on to an advanced degree, then psychology majors are excellent candidates for advanced degrees in mental health counseling, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, medicine, cognitive research, translational research, neuroscience research and more.