Why Major in Psychology?
Understanding how people and animals relate to one another and the environment through their actions, thoughts, and emotions is an important part of scientific studies in society. The Psychology major at Penn State Brandywine is committed to improving educational practices, facilitating human performance in organizations, and promoting psychological health and social and emotional wellbeing. A psychology degree provides students with a foundation for work in law, medicine, social work, government, and business. The study of behavior allows students to apply life skills to their profession.
Complementary Minors and Certificates
Students who minor in the following disciplines find that the psychology major complements their focus:
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Civic and Community Engagement
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Women's Studies
- Certificate of Youth Development and Social Justice
Graduation and Beyond
Through coursework and undergraduate research projects, students develop skills relevant to career objectives such as counseling, human and health services, psychological and health assessment and rehabilitation, program planning, and evaluation and research. The psychology degree enables students to prepare for professional, managerial, or scientific roles in health and human services professions, public and nonprofit agencies, and business and industry, as well as for advanced professional or graduate study.