Psychology focuses on many different aspects of the human experience: thought, behavior, motivation, emotion, personality and physiology to name a few. The Loras Psychology program is one of the oldest, largest and most widely respected psychology programs in the Midwest. Students who graduate from Loras College with a Psychology Major are able to think critically, understand research, apply psychological theories and concepts, and respond ethically to important human dilemmas. The psychology major curriculum meets the standards for undergraduate education endorsed by the American Psychological Association.
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All faculty members have Ph.D. credentials and belong to and hold office in many regional and national professional associations.
Psychology faculty emphasize active learning in the classroom. Psychology students produce video presentations in abnormal psychology, they conduct research and present findings at conferences, they lead brain awareness demonstrations in local schools, they assist in group work at a residential treatment center for adolescents and shadow practicing psychologists in a multitude of settings.
Students also have numerous opportunities to gain knowledge and develop and/or refine skills and abilites outside of the traditional classroom. Loras Psychology students participate in internships and research labs, attend and present at undergraduate and regional conferences, and are active members of Psi Chi, the local chapter of the National Honor Society.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES / GRADUATE SCHOOL
Many Loras Psychology graduates continue thier coursework with our Psychology Graduate Program. Those not looking to earn a graduate degree explore work in fields such as counseling, human resources, business, computer technology, health sciences, advertising/marketing and law, or continue on to graduate work. Because Psychology researches and imparts information about how humans function in the world it is an ideal field of study for just about any occupation.