Being A Psychology Major
As a student majoring in psychology at Mount Ida College, you will learn about many aspects of human behavior. With this inter-disciplinary approach to psychological study, you gain the depth and breadth of knowledge in this field to prepare you for graduate training in psychology or entry-level positions in a variety of fields where the understanding human behavior is valued.
Whether your personal ambition is clinical, research psychology, or oriented toward another sub-discipline in psychology, it is strongly suggested that you involve yourself in a variety of ways:
- In addition to your practicum experience, which traditionally occurs in your senior year, seek out opportunities to volunteer for agencies that serve people with psychological disabilities and other clinical concerns. Let every step toward your degree prepare you for work in your field. Read over the information regarding practicum so that you will be prepared!
- Find a research mentor amongst our fine faculty so that you may learn about and become involved in psychological inquiry beyond that which is taught in your courses.
- Become involved with the Psychology club and take your role as a representative of Mount Ida College’s psychology major seriously.
- You are encouraged to become a student member of the American Psychological Association (APA) http://www.apa.org and the Association for Psychological Science (APS) http://www.psychologicalscience.org – their resources and benefits of membership far outweigh the nominal fees.
- Start looking at graduate schools and possible careers early on so that you may choose electives and design other practical experiences to best position yourself for future success.