Whether your career goal is human services, public relations, advertising, or ministry, the knowledgeable and caring faculty in the Department of Psychology at York College can help you acquire the skills you need for the profession you want. Psychology is one of the largest majors at York College, drawing students from across the United States to the innovative department. Seniors participate in a capstone social science research seminar where they conduct an original experiment and report on their findings.
A psychology major provides significant career options including:
Aside from graduate studies in psychology, other advanced study options include:
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Jaclyn M. Spivey Chair of the Division of Professional Programs Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychology
Mrs. Lindsey M. Eckert Assistant Professor of Psychology
Be More in the York Psychology Department
Some of the courses you may take include:
Human Growth and Development
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
History and Systems
Theories of Personality
Testing and Measurement
Adult Development and Aging
Social Science Research
Learning and Memory
Psychology and Christianity
Program Learning Outcomes
Identify features of the major theoretical perspectives within psychology.
To be able to identify and apply psychological principles within real-world situations.
Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
Students who complete this program and wish to pursue postgraduate studies within the field will have the foundation necessary to successfully continue their education.
To develop an understanding of research methods used within Psychology, and use critical thinking skill to evaluate the findings.
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