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Psychology Major

Major Overview

40 credits (minimum)

Why psychology?
The discipline of psychology focuses on the study of the individual person. Psychologists study processes and identify principles to help us understand events and experiences within the individuals – as well as our interactions with others and the world.

The Psychology Department serves three types of students: 1) those planning to attend a graduate or professional school in psychology or a related field; 2) those whose occupation or profession will require knowledge of psychology (teachers, social workers, counselors, etc.); 3) those who wish to pursue the content, perspectives, and methods of psychology for intrinsic reasons.

A Psychology Major is appropriate for a wide variety of careers. The members of the department will assist any student in course selection and/or thesis support suited for both personal interest and career advancement.

Career Options
Clinical psychologists; industrial psychologists; marriage and family therapists; mental health and substance abuse social workers; research psychologists; school psychologists

High School Preparation
Biology; Chemistry; Community Environmental Studies; Health Science; Mathematics; Psychology; Social Science; Statistics

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:

Elizabeth Seebach, Ph.D.
Chair, Psychology Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1488
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6991