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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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The psychology major is designed to enhance a broad array of fundamental abilities - written and spoken verbal mastery; quantitative facility (especially statistical); and creative problem solving (stressing the scientific method and information technology tools). The major is composed of required and elective content area courses (both laboratory and applied work, an internship and a senior thesis). The senior thesis is accomplished as part of a full-year program of independent and guided research. Psychology majors find employment in a variety of areas including: mental health, business and industry, educational counseling, research, sales, social work, government and medical services. Because there are so many possible avenues of future employment for psychology majors, students are encouraged to select their courses, internship sites, and senior thesis topics to be most relevant to particular career paths. Potential advising tracks include developmental psychology, business and organizational psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, and pre-occupational therapy.

Plus, at least four additional electives in PSY

16 Semester Hours

Advising Tracks

The tracks listed below are an advising tool to help students plan courses to meet their career aspirations. These tracks are intended to help students choose psychology electitves most consistent with their goals and other useful courses outside the psychology program.


Honors students will register for PSY 662 Honors Senior Psychology Scholarship Experience. Psychology majors who are in the All-College Honors Program must have at least a 3.5 average in three or more psychology courses to enter honors research. There are also opportunities for a more extensive capstone project through our Research Scholars Program.

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