What is Psychology?
Psychology is a science devoted to the study of how people and animals think, feel and behave. Psychologists consider how both biological processes and environmental influences can account for behavior. The field of psychology integrates research and practice. That is, in addition to trying to explain behavior, psychologists are interested in applying the results of research to solve real world problems.
What can you do with a degree in Psychology?
Career opportunities for psychology majors are diverse. Psychology majors receive training in how to analyze problems and how to evaluate and interpret data. In addition, they learn a great deal about human abilities and motivations. This training is relevant to employment opportunities in a range of fields, including social services, health care, education, and business fields such as sales and personnel. Many psychology majors go on to pursue graduate (i.e., post-B.A.) training in psychology, law, medicine, or education.
If you're thinking about a major in Psychology, download this pdf to learn more about what a Psychology degree from Kent State can do for you. Also be sure to check out more information on our pages about career opportunities, graduate training in psychology, and alternative graduate programs for psychology majors.
What makes our undergraduate program unique?
The Psychology Department at Kent State University has many areas of strength. Several of our faculty members have won or been nominated for university teaching awards. In addition, several faculty members have won university or national awards for mentoring or advising. Psychology majors at KSU also benefit from the fact that our department has a Ph.D. program in Psychology and faculty who are very productive researchers. Undergraduates have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty and graduate students, and thus they learn first hand how research questions are translated into testable hypotheses. Undergraduates can also conduct their own research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Please go to "Achievements of Psychology Majors" to learn more about some of the outstanding accomplishments of our majors.
Other questions?There is a lot of information on these web pages. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Secretary, Tina Inks, (330-672-2166), the Undergraduate Psychology Office, (330-672-2912; firstname.lastname@example.org), or the faculty Undergraduate Coordinator, Jill Folk, (330-672-4095; email@example.com).