Department

Psychology

Students who pursue a psychology degree at Assumption are challenged to critically evaluate complex issues in today's world by exploring the science of human thought and behavior.

Psychology
Contact Information

Professor Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Department Chair, Psychology

508-767-7550


Location

Kennedy Hall - Room 138

If you are considering a degree in psychology, Assumption College will provide you with exciting opportunities to explore your individual interests and to gain hands-on research experience. All of our faculty bring experience from clinical or research positions in a variety of fields of study, and we enjoy working side-by-side with our students in our state-of-the-art research facilities.

Studying psychology at Assumption prepares you for a wide variety of career paths. From foundation courses that address general concepts and theoretical perspectives to electives that allow you personalize your education and to delve more deeply into specific areas of interest. The psychology program teaches students to become better analysts, communicators, and problem solvers in order to develop skills that are necessary in the workforce and in life.

The psychology program faculty serve as instructors and mentors, helping students define their professional goals through classroom learning, research projects, internships, and independent study. Many students apply to Assumption’s graduate program in applied behavior analysis or clinical counseling psychology, which is affiliated with the prestigious Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, located on our Worcester Campus.

Students are encouraged to apply what is learned in class through hands-on experience conducting research with a faculty mentor, completing an internship, or engaging with the community in community service learning courses.

Psychology students also have the option of pursuing a major with a concentration in neuroscience of human behavior and/or pursue a minor in applied behavior analysis.


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