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?
The Office of the Registrar provides detailed information on how to apply for graduation.
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
Please fill out the change of major form and get it signed by the executive director or assistant chairperson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Literacy: clear, concise writing
Numeracy: analyzing, interpreting data
Computer literacy: word processing, data analysis
Information-finding skills: using databases
Research skills: expertise in gathering information about human/animal behavior
Measurement skills: psychometric measurement, questionnaire design
Environmental awareness: knowledge of how the environment can influence social behavior
Interpersonal awareness: understanding of the self, interaction with others
Problem-solving skills: apply different strategies and approaches to understanding problems
Critical evaluation: evaluate theories and arguments
Perspectives: ability to examine issues from multiple points of view
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.
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.
Child Life Specialist -- http://www.childlife.org/The%20Child%20Life%20Profession/
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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