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Psychology, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Michael E. Tirrell
Office: Shields Science Center 203
Phone: 508-565-1210

Students, in consultation with their psychology faculty advisors, will design their own sequence. Examples of sequences students can design include school psychology sequence, clinical psychology sequence, industrial-organizational psychology sequence, graduate school experimental psychology sequence, Masters level counseling psychology sequence, etc. The students’ choices should be guided by their present and future goals.

The major in Psychology requires the completion of eleven courses.

Complete Three Required Courses

Complete Two Elective Psychology Courses

Students can take any two 200, 300 or 400-level Psychology courses including:


Although Internships are not required, many majors choose to complete one. Any Junior and Senior Psychology majors with GPA’s of 3.00 or greater desiring to enroll in either PSY 475 - Internship in Applied Psychology I  or PSY 476 - Internship in Applied Psychology II  must schedule an appointment with Dr. Shani Turner, the Director of Psychology Department Internships, prior to completing any Internship Application paperwork or contacting any placement sites.

The meeting should take place during the last month of the semester preceding the semester during which the internship will be completed. In addition to completing 120 hours of field placement for a three credit internship, students will be expected to submit professional journal entries weekly and to meet periodically both individually and in group settings with Dr. Turner. Readings and additional writing assignments will be assigned as necessary in order to enhance performance at the placement.

Only one Internship may be included as part of the courses needed to fulfill the major.

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