One of the largest undergraduate programs in the Columbian College, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences attracts students eager to develop research skills and solve issues within communities and societies.
Our undergraduates apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios through learning and research. Students work alongside faculty on a range of health psychology and cultural diversity issues, and many present their findings at local and national conferences. Students pursue career paths that range from the more traditional paths of psychiatry and social work to careers in management and public relations.
"[Professor Dennis Schell] showed me that teaching, for him, goes beyond the classroom. It's not just about lecturing or giving exams but working with students so they can achieve their best."
Clinical Psychology Graduate Programs Information
The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) maintains a website for undergraduates and others interested in applying to Clinical Psychology Graduate Programs. Visit their website for more information.
Potential Career Paths
An undergraduate degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences can serve as a springboard to a wide range of professions. Understanding how people think, feel and behave can translate to careers as psychologists, family counselors, behavioral researchers, child care workers, clergy members, occupational therapists and much more. Our graduates have worked for public relations, consulting, media relations, law, higher education and even reality TV companies, including:
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