Helping the Human Family
Providing a helping hand to those in need is a key component of Concordia’s mission. In that same spirit, the psychology major at Concordia is a combination of academic knowledge and practical application. Students develop exceptional research and critical thinking skills guided by mentor-teachers with broad experience in the field. With a curriculum based on the solid empirical foundation of psychology, students graduate with the tools, knowledge and experience to be agents of positive change in their communities and beyond.
Along with small class sizes and experienced faculty, students majoring in psychology at Concordia gain real-world experience through internships in a variety of mental health and social service settings.
- The psychology program at Concordia provides a rich array of courses guided by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Guidelines for Undergraduate Education.
- To enhance career and graduate school opportunities, students choose an engaging and challenging senior capstone project. One option is the psychology internship where students put their education and experience to use in service to individuals in their communities. Or students may choose to conduct original research with a psychology faculty member, defending their thesis outcomes in front of a faculty committee.
- Concordia University psychology graduates work in a variety of settings, including private corporations, schools, hospitals, government offices, colleges, and a broad range of social service agencies.
- There are many sub-fields to psychology, including clinical, personal, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.
“I was the very first person in my family to go to college and thought attending grad school might be overly ambitious. My professors’ faith in me to continue was what really pushed me to get my masters. Without my MA, I wouldn’t have landed my position as a high school counselor.” – Kelsey Green ’08