Psychology

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. 

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.

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Dr. Gregg class
With a great interest in Title IX issues, the double major in Psychology and Criminology spends some of her time on campus working in the Office of Human Resources with the Title IX Coordinator. After graduation, she hopes to pursue another degree in Forensic Psychology or Criminology.
Mya White '21

I want to do further research focusing on Title IX and looking at biases involving victim-blaming. I hope to one day investigate sexual violence based crimes or work in finding new and successful methods of sexual violence prevention.

 

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.

  • 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 [at] heidelberg.edu or 419-448-2330.

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