NEWS & EVENTS
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Opportunities and Organizations for Psychology Majors
  • A Community of Undergraduate Scholars

    Behavioral sciences students join an active community of undergraduate scholars through participation in curricular and extracurricular activities. The biannual Behavioral Sciences Lecture Series features local, state and national authorities on criminology, psychology and sociology. The department also is home to the Psi Chi National Honor Society for Students of Psychology.

    Community Partnerships for Education

    Students are encouraged to combine theory and practice through participation in supervised internships, volunteer experiences and service-based learning. We build community partnerships with private and public agencies, local and state government, business and industry and a variety of health care and research settings including:

    • psychiatric hospitals and outpatient mental health clinics;
    • adult and juvenile correctional sites (jails, prisons and detention centers);
    • facilities for the treatment of autism, mental retardation and developmental disabilities;
    • personnel and human resource departments in local companies;
    • law enforcement agencies (police and sheriff's departments);
    • private and corporate security agencies (private detective agencies, security companies specializing in white-collar crime and loss prevention);
    • nursing homes, elder-care programs and Alzheimer's treatment units;
    • research laboratories (centers for sleep medicine, neuropsychology, and traumatic brain injury);
    • day-care centers and early intervention programs for at-risk children and families;
    • sports and performance psychology clinics; and
    • advocacy groups, law practices and local and state government agencies.

    Psi Chi National Honor Society for Students of Psychology

    Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing psychology as one of their major interests. The purpose of the society is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology.