Psychology is a rich and varied discipline. Dedicated to the scientific study of the complexity and diversity of the mind and behavior, psychology covers a broad area of study, including cognition, memory, motivation, interpersonal relationships, personality, psychological disturbance and psychotherapy.
Psychology majors receive a broad liberal arts education as well as training in the specialized knowledge and skills of psychology. This training can be applied in a wide variety of work settings, such as with children and the elderly, or in institutional and mental health facilities. Emmanuel graduates have continued their education at the masters and doctoral level in psychology, social work, health care and other professional fields. Some graduates work in human resources, personnel and related careers in business and academia. Graduates have also been involved in research, in college teaching, and in human services within a variety of institutions and agencies and within a broad range of clinical settings.
Distinction in the Field
College-wide criteria specify completion of a research project and a 3.5 minimum GPA in the major. Psychology majors in any concentration complete a substantive project (with approval from the faculty supervisor) in the capstone course and present during Senior Distinction Day.