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How to apply for graduation?
Where to get my Program Evaluation?
How to fill out my program guide sheet?
How to change my major to Psychology?
How can I receive an overload for a psychology section?
How do I find out who I have for a faculty advisor?
What is my role in the advisement process?
Are applied experiences available?
What marketable skills does a degree in psychology offer?
To what graduate schools should I apply?
Where do I get more information?
Psychology Scholarships Resources

 

How to apply for graduation?

The Office of the Registrar provides detailed information on how to apply for graduation.

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Where to get my Program Evaluation?

Log on to KeanWise à Students à Academic Profile à Program Evaluation

* Select the year you entered the program

** Students considering Psychology as a major can have their transcripts evaluated by selecting the “what if” option

 

 

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How to fill out my program guide sheet?

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How to change my major to Psychology?

Please fill out the change of major form and get it signed by the executive director or assistant chairperson

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How can I receive an overload for a psychology section?

The policy of the School of Psychology is that we only grant an overload if all of the following criteria apply: The student is graduating at the end of the upcoming semester, the student needs that particular course to graduate and all the other sections of the course are closed.

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How do I find out who I have for a faculty advisor?

A faculty advisor is available to you and will assist you in finding the most appropriate answers for your personal education and career needs. Students can find the name of their assigned faculty advisor on KEANWISE. Alternatively, visit the School of Psychology (Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm) and ask for your faculty advisor's name, telephone number, or email address. Then follow up by setting and keeping an appointment with your advisor for purposes of getting acquainted and discussing your academic plans and career.
 

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What is my role in the advisement process?

1. Prepare adequately for any advising session (concerns and questions) and bring a copy of your current degree audit/program evaluation (available on KEANWISE) with you to the session.

2. Clarify personal values, abilities, interests, and goals with your advisor.

3. Contact and make an appointment with the advisor when required or when in need of assistance. Students need to receive advisement before they are permitted to register for  fall and spring semester courses. If the student finds it impossible to keep the appointment, the student will notify the advisor.

4. Be knowledgeable about institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.

5. Follow through on actions identified during each advising session.

6. Accept final responsibility for all decisions. 

 

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Are applied experiences available?

 Yes. Psychology majors are encouraged to take Field Experience in Psychology (PSY 4950) to gain first-hand experience working in some area of applied psychology. Typically, students and instructor agree upon a placement based on each student's previous human-service and academic experience, interests, and career goals. In recent years, students have received supervised experiences in hospitals and clinics, community mental health centers, residential and day treatment facilities, schools, and other agencies. Students have worked with a wide variety of individuals including psychiatric inpatients, adolescents with substance use problems, and children with emotional and learning difficulties.

Attention All Students
Field experience is not a requirement for you to graduate. It is an elective.

 

 

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What marketable skills does a degree in psychology offer?

 A degree in Psychology provides graduates with extremely rich and diverse skills that prepare the psychology graduate to undertake many different types of work. For example, specific skills include:

  1. Literacy: clear, concise writing

  2. Numeracy: analyzing, interpreting data

  3. Computer literacy: word processing, data analysis

  4. Information-finding skills: using databases

  5. Research skills: expertise in gathering information about human/animal behavior

  6. Measurement skills: psychometric measurement, questionnaire design

  7. Environmental awareness: knowledge of how the environment can influence social behavior

  8. Interpersonal awareness: understanding of the self, interaction with others

  9. Problem-solving skills: apply different strategies and approaches to understanding problems

  10. Critical evaluation: evaluate theories and arguments

  11. Perspectives: ability to examine issues from multiple points of view

  12. Bachelor Level Jobs
    Below is an article that describes job titles appropriate for a college graduate with a major in psychology.
    The article reference is: Landrum, R. E. (2001). I'm getting my bachelor's degree in psychology: What can I do with it? Eye of Psi Chi, 6(1), 22-24.

  13. http://careersinpsychology.org/ --- A resource for students that are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.   The site has career and licensure info, jobs, experts (some of the top psychologists in the world), and internships. 

  14. Child Life Specialist -- http://www.childlife.org/The%20Child%20Life%20Profession/

 

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To what graduate schools should I apply?

 The answer to this question depends on your career goals. There are several career options for psychologists, such as clinical, applied (industrial/organizational) and experimental. * Clinical Psychology: Many people think the only way to become a therapist is to get a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. This is one option. To become a therapist, additional options might be: masters in social work (M.S.W.), masters in counseling psychology, Professional Diploma (PD) in School Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy, or a Psy.D. program. * Applied: Applied fields include areas such as industrial and organizational psychology (I-O psych.). The focus of industrial and organizational psychology is on human resource research in employee selection, training, related aspects of individual differences and organizational behavior. * Experimental: These programs generally prepare you for a career in higher education, which involves teaching, conducting research and advising students.

 

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Where do I get more information?

 The Undergraduate Catalog contains information about: General Information, Glossary of Academic Terms, Degree Programs, Minors, Specializations, Professional Development Certificates, Course Descriptions, Academic Procedures, Financial Information, Resources and Services, Resolving Complaints.

 

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Psychology Scholarships Resources

Use this online directory of psychology scholarships to find funding for your education, whether you are just starting a bachelor’s degree in psychology or finishing your graduate program.

Click here to go to the website

College Scholarship Guide

 

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