Because the department has a firm commitment to research, upper-level students are strongly encouraged to make use of Olin Hall's laboratory facilities for investigating memory, psychophysiology, perception, language, learning, motivation, behavior and developmental/social processes in collaboration with faculty. Instruction in the Psychological Science Department includes lecture and class discussion as well as laboratory experiences. Computers are used in many courses for data analysis, experiments, and simulations.
Students also pursue research through the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA) and make presentations during the annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.
Psychology students should also consider the range of off-campus experience and internship opportunities available. Want to study abroad in Australia, Ireland or Scotland? Contact the Center for International Education and Off-Campus Programs for information. In the U.S., opportunities are available in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.—for information on these programs, please see the Career and Internship Center web site.
Our major has been approved as a certified secondary-school teaching major by the State Department of Education.
Albion maintains a chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honorary society.