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Psychology


The Psychology major has been carefully crafted to provide a broad-based education in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

Psychology majors are trained in the Boulder Model which includes courses in the scientific process as well as the application of psychological principles. Students will learn how to conduct, interpret and analyze psychological research. Grounding in essential psychological theory and practice is integral to this major, from human development to theories of personality and psychopathology. Finally, the practical applications of psychology to human behavior include behavior modification, psychological testing, and group processes.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities in psychology at the Bachelor degree level remain limited because of professional licensing requirements which require master's or doctoral level training. However, the B.A. in psychology does remain a strong degree for a variety of entry level positions in health care (e.g., case worker) as well as for a variety of positions outside of psychology. The UCAP psychology major also provides the opportunity for students to blend the strengths of a strong psychology major with business courses and then combine those two skill and knowledge bases for tremendous applications in the work place.

The Ursuline Studies Program
The heart of an Ursuline education is the Ursuline Studies Program. By its very nature, the Ursuline Studies Program is committed to the development and enrichment of all students. As an outcomes-based curriculum, the program views assessment of academic progress as an essential part of each course and each stage of development.

The Ursuline Studies Program involves a series of writing-intensive interdisciplinary courses that total 49 credit hours and serve as the liberal arts core of an Ursuline College education. The program highlights personal development, the cultivation of academic abilities and the exploration of a coherent, integrated body of knowledge drawn from a variety of disciplines.

Degree plan/audit sheet (.pdf)