A psychology degree from Immaculata will prepare you for an entry-level position in social or human services, business, or education, or for graduate studies. You will gain an understanding of the major areas of psychology, psychological research methods, and how this knowledge translates into real-world settings.
You can develop a course of study that will best suit your career needs. You can choose to complement your knowledge of psychology with a variety of minors, such as social work, sociology, or business.
As you progress through the program, it is our mission to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need, and to deepen your understanding of the nature and dignity of humanity.
- Gain work experience through internships in a variety of contexts.
- Participate in research projects with psychology faculty, exploring topics such as psychotherapy, developmental disabilities, stress reduction, the integration of psychology and spirituality, and child development.
- Join the Psychology Club and get real-life experience in psychology through community outreach, scientific research, and program leadership.
- Earn a 3.0 GPA and join the Psi Chi Honor Society, which seeks to encourage scholarship and advance the science of psychology.
If graduate study is your intention, Immaculata offers a variety of graduate certificates and master's and doctoral programs in psychology.
If immediate employment is your goal, you may seek employment in a multitude of careers, including:
Social or Human Services
- Mental health counselor
- Case worker
- Probation officer
- Employment counselor
- Admission counselor
- Personnel administrator
- Public relations specialist
- Management trainee
- Industrial relations specialist
- Public information officer
- Research assistant
- Grant/report writer
- Statistical assistant
- Research analyst
- Social policy researcher
- Early education specialist
- Guidance counselor
View the course sequence sheet for Psychology.
Internships are strongly recommended because graduate schools and employers show the most interest in graduates with practical experience. The Psychology Department has selected a variety of sites for students to choose from, including outpatient and residential treatment facilities that focus on addiction, traumatic brain injury, and developmental disabilities; senior centers; and industrial-organizational consulting firms.