||Lecturer in Psychology
||Lecturer of Clinical/Counseling Psychology
||Chair of Department of Life Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
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
- Majors will understand psychology as a scientific discipline with regard to its content and research methods.
- Majors will demonstrate intellectual skills in thinking, communication, information gathering and synthesis, as well as in quantitative and scientific methodology.
- Demonstrate effective written skills.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
Upon successful completion of the Psychology major, students will be able to:
- Define and describe psychology-related terminology and concepts
- Evaluate and generate psychological research
- Demonstrate multiple effective communication skills
- Work effectively in a team environment
A minimum of 40 graded psychology credits are required for the major. Core courses in the major include Psychology 101, 307, and at least one capstone course. Capstone courses include Psychology 403, 492, and 480 (for 4 graded credits). Students who take one capstone course are eligible to take either (or both) remaining captone courses for psychology credit. In addition to Psychology 101, 307, and a capstone option, complete additional requirements by selecting 28 credits from remaining psychology courses (excluding 398).
Specific courses that require use of equipment and disposable supplies including certain types of psychological tests are assigned a course fee.