Psychology’s roots in the inquiry into the nature of human beings and the relationship of the mind or psyche to the body and the physical world date from earliest recorded history.
Contemporary psychology has evolved into a diverse field comprising areas such as biopsychology, clinical and personality psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and neuroscience. The psychology concentration at Simon’s Rock offers courses in many of these areas as an academic foundation for students who wish to do graduate work in psychology and related disciplines such as sociology. It also provides a valuable complement for students interested in the many disciplines with which psychology has a natural affinity, including biology, medicine, literature, theater, the arts, and philosophy. Work in these related areas also provides an excellent complement to the concentration.
Students with a concentration in psychology may enter into fields and positions such as social work, human resources, business, consulting, market research, medicine/medical research, education, special education, and mental health.
The psychology concentration requires a minimum of 21 credits beyond Introduction to Psychology distributed in the following manner:
Students wishing to pursue graduate study in psychology are encouraged to take additional courses in psychology (two additional 200-level courses, and at least one additional advanced course) and to also take Introduction to Statistics.