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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program at Geneva College is inclusive, providing the content that students need to successfully enter into graduate school. The academic curriculum combines theory and research with the methodology of experimental psychology, all within the context of a Christian understanding.

Geneva′s program is also comprehensive, preparing students in the areas of human development, social psychology, statistics, experimental methods, motivation, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, personality, biological bases and cognitive psychology. Additionally, seniors participate in a seminar, which provides the opportunity to prepare for graduate school or professional careers.

Why choose a psychology major at Geneva College?

  • Biblically integrated curriculum
  • Calling and vocational courses for entry-level students and senior capstone courses
  • Psi Chi – national honors society for psychology students
  • Department computer lab
  • Research experience
  • Programs match national association standards
  • Campus psychology club
  • Faculty who are engaged with students
  • CACREP accredited master′s in counseling program

Psychology courses you might take include:

  • Sensation and Perception
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Life Span Development
  • Personality Psychology

What can you do with a psychology degree?

While you can pursue the same jobs with a psychology degree as human services students, a psychology major generally has a professional goal of counseling. In order to obtain state licensure, students will need to complete graduate training. The Master of Science in Counseling program at Geneva College provides this training. Our graduate students have had outstanding success in the licensure exams, scoring well above the national norms.

There are a variety of career opportunities open to psychology majors, including:

  • Social work
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Media planning
  • Higher education
  • Counseling

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