The psychology major at Saint Michael's will expose you to psychology in its many forms, from neuroscience, to cognitive, to clinical. As a result, you will find yourself studying a diverse array of subjects like addiction, hunger and eating, media's effect on children, sports psychology, or psychology and the law. Our students are frequently out in the field working in alternative school classrooms, mental health agencies, and crisis centers, or back in campus labs researching issues such as the effects of stress on health, or of video-game playing on thinking skills.
Psychology is concerned with the scientific discovery of principles underlying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The major at St. Mike's emphasizes a thorough development of psychology's critical and analytical tools so that you will become adept at formulating meaningful questions about behavior and at devising valid strategies for answering those questions.