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Psychology

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Psychology at Fredonia

If you have a desire to learn about the human mind or why people behave the way they do, a passion for helping others, or a desire to understand your own emotions or behaviors, a degree in psychology could be for you. Fredonia’s Department of Psychology offers a freshman seminar program and a one-on-one peer mentoring program to help you develop skills to be successful. You will also gain hands-on experience in the field through the internship program and independent study opportunities.

The Fredonia Difference

At Fredonia, you will have personal connections with faculty and opportunities to engage in research projects, and present the findings at the local, regional, and national levels. Fredonia’s peer mentoring program connects every incoming freshman or transfer student with current psychology students, to share guidance or advice from a peer.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Case manager
  • Human resources
  • School counselor
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist

It's Different Here

Research

Psychology majors are engaged in research each year, giving students opportunities to work closely with faculty.

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Career growth anticipated

Employment of psychologists is expected to grow about 19% through 2024.

Valuable internships

Internships are provided in nearby schools, child psychiatric centers, hospitals, and residential and correctional facilities.

Student Story

Noah Wheeler
"Without my Fredonia education, I would not have the research and technical skill I have today. The professors at Fredonia were dedicated to my education and developing me as a person. Their dedication has made me a better researcher, leader, and person."

After graduating from Fredonia, Noah persued his Ph.D. at Texas Tech.

Noah Wheeler Psychology Class of 2009

Why Psychology at Fredonia?

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Learning outside the classroom

Fredonia offers independent studies, internships, the student-run Psych Club, the Psi Chi Honor Society, and opportunities to study abroad

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Research

Fredonia encourages any student studying psychology to learn about the discipline through participating in real research.

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Preparation

Students who graduate with a psychology degree from Fredonia have gone on to graduate programs at prestigious schools like UCLA, Penn State, and West Virginia.

Sample Courses

PSY 447 Introduction to Counseling

Provides an overview to the fields of counseling and clinical psychology, including techniques used in the fields of clinical and counseling psychology, and the skills used in counseling interventions with clients.

PSY 365 Social Development

Explores the process of socialization. Theories and research relating to social development in areas such as achievement, self-concept, aggression, altruism, and gender roles are covered.

PSY 363 Psychopharmacology

Examines the effects of psychotropic substances on mood, sensation, cognition, and behavior, with a focus on the mechanism of action of drugs in the brain. General brain structure and function will be studied for a wide range of psychoactive drugs, including legal and illegal substances and therapeutic/prescription medications used to treat psychological disorders.

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