Erskine’s psychology major helps you develop research skills and apply your knowledge on a practical level. Graduates from our program are ready to pursue careers or advanced degrees in psychology.
Psychology majors are prepared for graduate studies in psychology or for careers in a variety of mental health settings such as youth treatment centers, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, and community health centers. You will also be able to pursue further education in law school, business school, or nursing school.
Erskine’s Psychology Major offers paths for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
- In the B.A. program, you will take 30 hours of psychology courses ranging from General Psychology to Independent Study. These courses will prepare you for graduate studies in areas such as clinical or counseling psychology, developmental psychology, clinical social work, and public health. You will also be fully equipped to take on positions in a variety of careers.
- The B.S. program is focused on quantitative and research-based fields of psychology. As a graduate of the B.S. program you will take 36 hours of psychology courses as well as biology and chemistry courses. You will be prepared for careers in research-based fields as well as for graduate programs.
As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to participate in full-time internships at mental health facilities around the state. You will also develop and perform independent research projects and present at a national meeting. Many of our undergraduates are able to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.