The Department of Psychological Science offers a variety of courses designed to prepare students for graduate work in psychology as well as for positions in research, human services settings and secondary education. The psychological science major at Albion College also provides excellent preparation for a variety of other professional areas, including law, medicine and business.
During their junior and senior years, students are able to participate in the department's internship program (Psychology Practicum) that allows them to work in a variety of field settings (e.g., mental hospitals, juvenile homes, counseling centers, schools and human resource departments), thus exploring various career options. The students are encouraged to conduct independent research projects that, in many cases, culminate in an honors thesis.
The Albion College Department of Psychological Science is located on the third floor of Olin Hall. Contact the department at 517/629-0279 or through the form below.
What you’ll study.
Span the natural and social sciences. And study the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals based on rigorous scientific analysis and methodologies. Specialize in clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial/organizational, physiological, health, or social psychology. Majors and minors.
What you’ll do.
Research in laboratory courses, directed study projects, or honors theses. Develop hypotheses, operationally define variables, gather and analyze data, interpret results, and write research reports using the APA format. And refine your critical thinking, communication, and computer skills in the real world with off-campus study. Experience opportunities.
Where you’ll go.
Close mentoring relationships with faculty lead to excellent, well-supported research opportunities that prepare you for advanced graduate study and publication. You'll gain presentation experience at conferences and symposia and move into your next step with confidence. Potential career paths.
Returning and new students, we're glad to see you! Psychological Science has a lot to offer, and we hope that you will explore our courses and consider how we can help you discover and reach your dreams.
Our students are active! Over ths summer Psychological Science students engaged in research examining
- sleep, nutrition, and athletic performance,
- health anxiety, and
- learning in earthworms
Sound interesting to you? You can do it, too! Contact a Psychology professor whose research interests you and talk about getting involved!
If you want to know more about the department, scan our web pages, or come to our meeting for new majors; watch for a notice about the meeting here and posted around Olin in the near future.