The psychology program at Union College seeks to facilitate student acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities for competent career preparation in the applied and basic science of psychology. In the context of a liberal arts curriculum, the psychology student is prepared to assume ethical responsibility and pursue an enhanced understanding of human behavior and thought.
The psychology major and minor offers students broad exposure to the discipline of psychology. Students take a range of courses in clinical and experimental psychology, and are encouraged to pursue an area of specialization. The psychology major prepares students for a variety of careers, such as positions in the helping professions, or enables students to increase their knowledge of human behavior.
Students preparing for graduate study may also undertake concentrated study in one of two primary areas: clinical or general psychology. Students desiring to specialize in these areas are encouraged to consult with their assigned faculty advisor as early as possible in their studies for guidance in the selection of elective courses.