Psychology

faculty and student
Type of Degree: Major, Minor

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. 

Opportunities

Junior Year Experience

The cornerstone of Heidelberg's psychology major is an in-depth, hands-on experience tailored to your interests and career goals. 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.

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

An undergraduate psychology major provides a solid foundation for advanced graduate training in clinical and research psychology. Psychology majors have also gone on to have successful careers in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, public health, social work, journalism, marketing, human resources, and other professions that demand a knowledge of human behavior. 

Courses

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

  • The Brain and Behavior
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Human Sexuality
  • 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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