The Loras Psychology program is one of the oldest, largest and most widely respected psychology programs in the Midwest. Students who graduate from Loras with a Psychology Major are able to think critically, understand research, apply psychological theories and concepts and respond ethically to important human dilemmas.
Staffed by six full-time Ph.D. faculty members with diverse interests and backgrounds, the Psychology curriculum meets the standards for undergraduate education endorsed by the American Psychological Association. Students gain a solid foundation of knowledge in the traditional areas of psychological study, and are also able to engage in experiential learning through internships and in research labs. Furthermore, students are able to learn about more contemporary psychological disciplines such as Positive Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology and Psychology of the Arts.
Psychology focuses on many different aspects of human experience and how humans function in the world, making it an ideal field of study for just about any occupation. Loras Psychology graduates go on to be successful in a number of different careers and graduate programs:
• Human services
• School Psychology
• Human resources
• Computer technology
• Health sciences