Mission Statement

The Psychology Department at Edgewood College has as its mission helping students develop a critical knowledge of and skills in psychology as a science and psychology as a means to promote human welfare.

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychology is everywhere. It is in every movement and every moment. Studying psychology means having a better understanding of the world around you. Studying psychology means being a part of an endlessly fascinating and constantly changing field.  Studying psychology means never being bored.

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AT
EDGEWOOD COLLEGE?

The Psychology Department at Edgewood College has a small faculty dedicated to teaching and meaningful mentorship of our students. Our outstanding faculty have the expertise needed to offer a wide range of courses within the major while maintaining the intimacy of a small collaborative community of learners. As your professors and academic advisors, we have the honor to be with you every step of the way, from your Psychology 101 course to your first major advisor meeting to the final high five on graduation day.

Modern psychology encompasses the traditional helping nature of the field as well as the science of human behavior and neuroscience underlying it all. In the Psychology Department at Edgewood College, you will have the opportunity to touch upon all aspects of psychology, and delve deeper into those components that matter more to you. At each level, students gain critical experience in research techniques, current scientific knowledge, and applications outside of the classroom.

The department offers a general major as well as concentrations in clinical/counseling, substance abuse counseling, and human services. All of our majors partner with community organizations to gain invaluable experiential field training in the form of internships. Further, interested students have the opportunity to pursue their own research interests. It is just such experiences - in combination with a strong liberal arts education - that prepare Edgewood psychology majors to succeed in a diverse set of fields.

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