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Psychology

Psychology

Exploring the possibilities of human potential.

Delving deep into things like behavior, emotion, the brain, human thoughts and how they drive actions is enlightening to say the least. That is the fundamental core of the field of psychology. And when you pursue those areas at a place with a rich history in the liberal arts and spirituality—a place like Marian—it opens even more amazing doors of understanding.

The Program
The Psychology program at Marian is about empowering students with an understanding of the major concepts, theories and historical trends that impact the field. As a student in the program, you’ll apply research methods, including data analysis, as well as psychological principles to foster a better understanding of a broad array of personal, organizational and social issues.

The Possibilities
As a student in the Psychology program, you’ll be able to take advantage of educationally driven internships, designed to connect theory with real-world practice. You’ll benefit from working in a broad array of professional settings. Recent internship sites include Boys and Girls Club, Doll and Associates, Family Resource Center, Fond du Lac Public Schools, Washington County Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Winnebago Mental Health Institution.

The Results
Powerful results. That’s what you can expect from Marian’s Psychology program. You’ll find many of the program’s graduates have gone on to graduate or professional school to enhance their learning and pursue an advanced degree. Marian graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at Cardinal Stritch University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Edgewood College, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Mary University, Roosevelt University, University of Iowa College of Law, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. And according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for psychologists is projected to grow by 22 percent—adding 37,700 positions—between 2010 and 2020.

The Marian Difference
The Marian Psychology program is recognized for its quality, offering a depth and breadth of understanding to students. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared for a career in human services or in the nonprofit sector, as well as for graduate school where you can pursue a career in psychology, counseling, law, or medicine.

Program Information

General Education Program: 46-49 University requirements, including: PSY 101; PSY 105; COM 101 or COM 232.

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
37 credits as follows:
22 credits:
PSY 100 Psychology as a Career, 1 cr.
PSY 101 General Psychology, 3 cr.
PSY 105 Human Development, 3 cr.
PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSY 311 History and Systems of Psychology, 3 cr.
PSY 312 Experimental Psychology, 3 cr.
or
PSY 342 Research Methods, 3 cr.
PSY 402 Senior Seminar in Psychology, 3 cr.
SWK 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.

15 credits:
PSY Electives

28-31 credits:
University electives

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45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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