Psychology
The foundation you need for a career in counseling, therapy, art therapy or psychology

Psychology

The Psychology Program

Designed to work with Arts, Music, Health Sciences, and Business programs by giving you the opportunity to double major in Psychology, minor in Psychology, or minor in Arts Therapy and Music Therapy.

The Career Potential

Graduates will be well equipped for public and private sector careers that require knowledge of human behavior, development, and motivation. This may be especially useful to students pursuing careers in the provision of human services, law enforcement, community mental health, research, education, and management, as well as graduate studies in many areas including psychology, art therapy, music therapy, counseling, business, human services, law, and mental health.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health science workers can expect better-than-average employment opportunities over the next several years. For example, employment of psychologists is expected to grow 12% from 2010 to 2020 while employment of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists is expected to grow 29% between 2010 and 2020.

The Requirements

Applicants will need to meet the standard enrollment requirements of the college to apply.

Upon successful completion of a major in Psychology, a graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  •  Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science.
  • Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in an integrated, concise, and articulate manner.
  • Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • Develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
  • Be prepared for Graduate School and/or employment with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.S.) in Psychology Curriculum Requirements

Interested in learning more about the Villa experience?

Our Faculty

Questions about the program? Contact us!

Jean Doerr
Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Jean Doerr

doerrj@villa.edu • 716-961-1854 • Bio

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