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The goal of the Psychology major at Elmira College is to provide you with a flexible, individualized, and career-focused program that prepares you for immediate placement into a variety of job settings or direct entry into graduate school.
The Psychology department at Elmira College offers a curriculum that has strength and variety. You can select courses that complement your interests and career goals, preparing you to become a psychological scientist, a mental health practitioner, or a professional in a related field, such as business, medicine, or law.
The core of the Psychology degree program provides you with solid training in the theoretical viewpoints and empirical methods at the heart of contemporary psychology. Building on this foundation, the flexible curriculum also makes it feasible to combine psychology with other fields of study, such as business, nursing, biology, or criminal justice. The opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to conduct independent research will give you a leg up if you plan to compete for graduate school.
Psychology is both a science and a profession, and the program at Elmira College prepares you to enter either branch of the field. Some students go on to become doctoral-trained clinical psychologists, researchers, or professors; others become social workers, school psychologists, or professional counselors trained with a master's degree. Students who combined psychology with other areas of study, such as business, often entered fields such as marketing, public relations, and human resources. Students can also pair Psychology and Art to learn about the growing field of Art Therapy.
A major in Psychology will help you understand psychological theories and concepts, approaches to research, the role of ethics, and how psychology relates to community and society.
A degree in Psychology can help you help people in different ways.
Students have many local opportunities to acquire hands-on experience in the field.
All psychology courses at Elmira College are taught by full-time faculty members with expertise across a broad variety of areas.
Do you have questions about the Psychology program? Please contact us.