The psychology major is designed to provide coursework and experience central to a basic understanding of the discipline and profession. Human behavior is examined from modern and historical perspectives in both the practical and theoretical realms. The purpose of the major is to prepare students for graduate education or vocational opportunities with a mature, uniquely Christian approach.
The psychology program at Simpson University is designed to meet the diverse needs of students and prepare them for a variety of career paths. Because of an increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance abuse treatment clinics, and private companies, your degree from Simpson University can help you move toward a career you’ve always dreamed of. In addition to providing you with the foundation for graduate work that can lead to a career as a psychologist, your degree will also prepare you for a wide variety of careers within and beyond psychology.
- Ethic of service to others
- Content base of psychology
- Research and language skills
- Self-monitoring, self-awareness, sensitivity to others
Major Specific Resources
"The Field Experience course really helped prepare me for my future career. Not only was I actually working somewhere, but in class we discussed things like resumes, interviews, ethics and situations we might run into in the field of psychology." — Megan Hasebe, Class of 2016
"I am competent and confident in my abilities because of the professors close involvement with me. They are beyond encouraging and foster a program of holistic growth and knowledge." — Sarah Stewart, Class of 2015