Psychology & Biopsychology - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)
 Psychology & Biopsychology

Psychology & Biopsychology @Geneva

Why choose a Psychology or Biopsychology degree program from Geneva?

Interested in pursuing a Christian psychology degree? What about a Christian biopsychology degree? At Geneva College, these majors provide the student with opportunity to think deeply from both a theoretical and practical perspective within the disciplines and in the context of Biblical Christianity. Content areas we explore include cognitive, behavioral, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of the person, and the student is given time to make application to their world.

The programs are research and theoretically based but include opportunities for practical experience and professional skill training. Students can expect to be challenged both in the classroom and in the field by faculty who care about their professional and personal development and assist them in the future career and service.

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My biopsychology coursework and my experiences with professors really helped prepare me for my position. I’m grateful to Geneva for preparing me in this way, and for the connections Geneva has provided me.”Briana, Biopsychology grad

 

What degree options are available at Geneva?

B.S. in PSYCHOLOGY—Geneva’s B.S. in Psychology prepares students in the areas of human development, social psychology, experimental methods, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy and more

B.S. in BIOPSYCHOLOGY—Explores the relationship between physiological and psychological systems and provides a deeper understanding of how body functions affect behavior through a joint effort with the Department of Biology

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What are some classes I might take at Geneva?

Coursework for either major can include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Life Span Development
  • Personality Psychology
  • Psychology of Prejudice
  • Psychology of Statistics

What can I do with a Psychology or Biopsychology degree from Geneva?

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology or Biopsychology? Quite a bit, actually. Either major will give you the educational foundation you need to pursue a number of career or post-graduate opportunities, including:

  • Case worker
  • Social agency worker
  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Probation officer
  • Mental health aide
  • Rehabilitation case worker
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Health product analyst
  • Neurophysiology technician
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Prepare for graduate studies to obtain professional licensure or to conduct research in cognitive neuroscience
  • Therapeutic Support Staff
  • Neurophysiology Technician
  • Graduate programs (both master’s and doctoral level)

What internship opportunities are available through Geneva?

Some common internship opportunities for Geneva students include:
  • Beaver County Rehabilitation Center
  • Adoption Connection
  • TRAILS Ministries
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Procirca
  • Allegheny County Coroner’s Office

Academic Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • CAPS - Christian Association for
  • Psychological Studies
  • Family Research Council

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

Terri Williams
Professor
Mildred Johnson
Associate Professor
Diana Rice
Professor
Stephanie Schindel
Assistant Professor
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96%

of Geneva graduates have jobs or are in graduate school one year after graduation.