Psychology

faculty and student
Type of Degree: Major, Minor
Department:  Psychology and Criminology Department

Explore the human mind and all its behaviors. Psychology teaches you to understand human thought and behavior through a range of perspectives.

Heidelberg’s psychology department allows you to explore developmental, biological, cognitive, and social contributions to human behavior. You’ll also learn about the diagnoses, assessment, and treatment of behavioral problems and disorders. 

The cornerstone of the psychology program is the Junior Year Experience. With the guidance of a faculty mentor, you’ll choose between an internship, research project, or study abroad experience that fits with your career goals.

Opportunities

Animal Lab

There is no substitute for hands-on learning. Heidelberg's Animal Lab is facility in Gillmor Science Hall where you can conduct independent research and faculty members can supplement their teaching with labs using live material such as rats, mice, frogs and crickets. You'll learn proper techniques in animal handling, breeding, anesthetizing and collecting specimens.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 

Careers

  • School Psychologist
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Market Research Analyst

Courses

Below is a sampling of courses offered in psychology. For more information, see the major requirements.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
General Psychology Explorations in Psychology Cognition Classical, Contemporary, and Ethical Issues in Psychology
Human Sexuality Research Methods and Data Analysis Psychology of Personality Advanced Clinical Methods
Contemporary Biology Problems Sport Psychology The Brain and Behavior Multicultural Psychology

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission@heidelberg.edu or 419-448-2330.

 

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