"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you "
~ Carl Gustav Jung
What is Psychology?
The study of psychology is designed to help students develop an understanding of human behavior through taking courses in such areas as developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, and physiological psychology. This degree is useful as an undergraduate background for those who will later enter such professions as law, social work, medicine and teaching, or for those who will move into managerial positions in industry and government. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology also serves as preparation for graduate studies required for work in various fields of professional psychology.
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Admissions Information about Psychology:
Skills valued by employers of psychology majors:
- Knowledge about human relationships and behavior
- Good listening skills
- Can observe, analyze, and interpret information
- Have exemplary writing and critical thinking skills
Some careers that Psychology majors pursue are:
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Aside from majoring in psychology, what else can I do that may enhance my qualifications?
Students who major in Psychology at William Paterson University have numerous opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Students can obtain internships at hospitals and counseling centers through the Psychology department. In addition, students can join the Psychology Club which will enable them to meet others in their major with similar interests and career goals. The department also offers membership to Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society, to students who meet certain GPA requirements. Students can contact the department for more information.
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology http://www.psichi.org/
Eastern Psychological Association http://www.easternpsychological.org/
Other sources of information:
Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in psychology. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have.
The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074