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Studying the why behind human behaviors.
Psychology strives to understand why people behave as they do. Psychology is the science of human behavior and mental processes. Environmental, experiential, and physiological factors that influence behavior are all included within this area of study.
A goal of the psychology program is to cultivate analytical and interpersonal skills. These skills enhance all social relationships. In addition, individuals who can think, analyze, and express themselves clearly are highly valued by employers.
Our majors work in various areas of counseling and social work; psychology degrees are excellent preparation for leadership in professional careers. Opportunities at Piedmont include:
- Psi Chi International Honor Society
- Internship options that enhance students’ academic experience, and future professional prospects. Standard internships are available as well as those discovered and developed by students.
- Nearing the end of the program, students enrolled in relevant courses design their own research studies on topics of special interest to them.
- Psychology majors may attend the Southeastern Psychological Association annual conference to present original research.
Approximately 50 percent of our psychology graduates go on to earn advanced degrees including law degrees.
What classes will I take?
PSYC 1101. General Psychology
PSYC 2202. Intro to Research Methods and Statistics
PSYC 4401. History & Systems
PSYC 4495. Advanced Experimental Psychology (Senior Seminar)
MATH 2100. Elementary Statistics
PSYC 2290. Human Growth and Development
PSYC 3360. Sensation and Perception
PSYC 3380. Psychology of Learning
PSYC 4410. Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 3303. Social Psychology
PSYC 3381. Theories of Personality
PSYC 4415. Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Childhood and Early Adolescence
Psychology of Women
Psychology of Adolescence
Psychology of Adulthood
Introduction to Counseling
Tests and Measurements
Internship in Social Services
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a major in PSYCHOLOGY?
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Personnel administrators
- Public relations
- Psychiatric assistants
- Health educators
- Probation/parole officers
- Laboratory assistants
- Research assistants
- Community workers
- Daycare centers
- Newspaper reporters
- Technical writers
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