Sandra K. Arntz Instructor
Denise D. Guastello Associate Professor
Margaret D. Kasimatis Assistant Professor
Christopher J. May Associate Professor
Matthew Scheel Associate Professor
Tara J. Schmidt Assistant Professor
David D. Simpson Professor

Psychology is a life science that focuses upon the physical and mental processes that underlie individual behavior. This definition provides a focus for the objectives of the psychology program at Carroll University. The program numbers among its liberal learning objectives those of enriching students’ understanding of scientific methods and giving students a thorough knowledge of the subject matter central to their better comprehending people.

In addition to its emphasis upon liberal learning, the program strives to offer a major that provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue graduate studies. The program takes great pride in its strong track record of launching  psychology majors into academic and professional careers. Academic careers include teaching and research in biological, cognitive, or social psychology; professional careers include serving people in clinical, counseling, or industrial/organizational settings.

Program Goals for Psychology

1. Majors will understand psychology as a scientific discipline with regard to its content and research methods.
2. Majors will demonstrate  intellectual skills in thinking,  communication, information gathering and synthesis, as well as in quantitative and scientific methodology.
3. Demonstrate effective written skills
4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Psychology major, students  will be able to:

1. Define and describe psychology-related terminology and concepts
2. Evaluate and generate psychological research
3. Demonstrate multiple effective communication  skills
4. Work effectively in a team environment

Students may take up to 12 psychology courses plus Psychology 480 (Internship); however, only 10 4-credit, graded courses (i.e., 40 credits) are required for the major. In addition to Psychology 101, 205 and 307, and the senior capstone course 403, students complete additional requirements by selecting any six remaining psychology courses (excluding 398 and 480).

Suggested groupings:
Clinical/Counseling  (201; 206; 240; 303; 306 or 321; 314 or 316)
Industrial/Organizational (211, 228, 303, 306, 316, and 321)
Research (240, 303, 314, 316, 401, and 492)
Pre-PT (201, 221 or 206, 260, 303 or 321, CMP112 and CMP114, plus two electives excluding 240 and 314) (PTH 405 and 407 do not count for psychology major or minor.)


Specific courses that require use of equipment and disposable supplies including certain types of psychological tests are assigned a course fee.

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