The Psychology major at Concordia offers students a robust, contemporary and rigorous experience in the methods and content of psychology. The major maintains the flexibility to allow students to tailor the curriculum to individual interests. Students have the option to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The major is well-developed and characterized by dedicated and accomplished faculty who bring unique insight and expertise to the classroom.
In addition to classroom requirements, students majoring in Psychology are required to complete a 12-credit internship that provides the ideal context to apply principles and theories learned in class to a real-world setting. Concordia students have interned in counseling settings, youth residential treatment programs, adoption placement agencies and businesses. Graduates frequently gain full-time employment with their internship institution. Additionally, students are required to take the Major Field Test in psychology--a standardized, nationally distributed exam that assesses the student's knowledge of the undergraduate psychology curriculum.
Students can join the active Psychology Club which attends conferences, listens to speakers, sponsors psychological awareness events and enjoys social functions. They can also engage in research and present at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference.
Students who typically find fulfillment in Psychology are social and investigative. They find human behavior intriguing and would like to further investigate it through interviews, testing, observation or scientific data collection and interpretation. They may also enjoy listening to and helping people through problems. Graduates routinely are accepted into competitive graduate programs in counseling psychology, school psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy.