Psychology is the study of the mind, the brain, and behavior, which covers a wide range of topics, such as understanding different forms of mental illness, how we learn and think, how we interact with others, and how our nervous system works. Psychology is a research-based field and we emphasize the scientific method in our classes, and the field also covers how psychological knowledge can be applied - such as treating disorders, providing counseling, enhancing employee health, assessing cognitive skills, and improving educational techniques.
The B.A. in Psychology, General Concentration is designed for students who want to obtain a broad base of knowledge in psychology. It provides training in the experimental methods of scientific psychology, as well as the principles of behavior and mental processes. Students take a mixture of courses and selections from specific groups of courses and are encouraged to pursue opportunities to become involved in research, including for credit internships and thesis projects.