Students interested in a liberal arts education may satisfy a desire for a better understanding of themselves and others through a major in psychology. The diversity of course, fieldwork and internship offerings provides students with opportunities to study and have first-hand experience with a wide range of human behaviors and problems. Beyond personal development, the knowledge and skills acquired from this approach to the major have application to a wide variety of activities that students may find themselves engaged in following graduation, including business, science, education, sports, and the arts.
Our students obtain valuable research and applied experience, which enriches their education at Pacific and greatly increases their attractiveness as future employees, graduate students or professional school students.
Psychology Department Highlights
- We have seven full-time faculty members who teach interesting and lively courses. They also foster close faculty-student interaction and are committed to helping students achieve their goals at Pacific and beyond.
- Our students—undergraduate and graduate alike—have the opportunity to work on their own research projects and collaborate with faculty. Students frequently present at professional meetings and/or co-author publications.
- Students gain practical experience through internships/practica in the community and other hands-on experiences.
- Our Visiting Scholars program exposes students to other experts in the field of behavioral psychology, and establishes a connection with other institutions that can provide advantages for students considering graduate school.
- The Community Re-Entry Program, administered and staffed in part by our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, provides our students with valuable professional experience and allows us to empower and aid an underserved population in our community.