Small class sizes, a diverse faculty, and our professors’ open-door policies that provide strong mentorships; this sets SOU apart from larger universities’ psychology programs.
The psychology degree is ideal for students who display an interest in and empathy towards others and students who display a scientific curiosity in the fundamental nature of human behavior and thought.
Psychology students working toward a BA/BS degree will be instructed in a solid scientific and theoretical base while also learning to think critically, challenge accepted beliefs, and develop skills for their future. We believe it is our responsibility to provide the opportunities and tools necessary to integrate this knowledge and abilities into the students’ personal and professional identity, and to provide the student with a greater understanding of the diversity, interdependence, and interrelatedness of the world.
The Capstone project is designed collaboratively by the student and the student’s advisor as either fieldwork or a research project and should integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and outcomes of the collective experiences the student has undertaken in his/her university career. The project will be documented in a final portfolio or paper and submitted to the student’s advisor, and archived by the psychology program.
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Career opportunities for a Psychology degree:
*Based on National Average
*Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS/MA degree information is located within the CMHC program website.
**Human Service degree information is located within the Sociology & Anthropology program.