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As a Psychology student, you will select a concentration prior to the start of your third year. Choosing one of our two designed concentrations, or designing your own Flex Path concentration, allows you to tailor your degree to your exact future aspirations.
We strongly recommend supplementing your concentration with one of our many minors at the college.
Our Exciting Hands-on Concentrations:
While a background in psychology can take you into almost any industry, directly focusing on mental and emotional health is a very popular career path—after all, it's why many students choose psychology in the first place. The relationship between physical health and psychological wellbeing is also a fascinating field, which offers many innovative career opportunities.
Dive into fascinating topics like the psychology of relationships, the science behind health psychology, how to use music or writing to improve wellbeing, and how to utilize scientific approaches to assess and increase wellbeing of different populations. With our Health & Wellbeing concentration, you will develop your analytical skills and build a toolbox of traditional and contemporary resources that can be implemented in a variety of career settings. Through courses in this concentration, you can:
Recognizing and working with the interconnectedness of identity and social change is an integral part of creating lasting impact on your communities and on the world. This is for the student who really wants to make an impact and use their degree to create better communities and a better world!
The Social Change/Social Impact concentration will give you insight into the intersections of culture and social justice, while equipping you with the tools to move into careers where you will create real and impactful change in the world.
Perhaps your passions and career goals don't fit the structure of an established concentration. The Flex Path concentration allows you to work closely with a Psychology faculty member to specifically customize your degree focus to your personal desires. You will receive tailored support to design your ideal curriculum with the intent of maximizing your résumé to fit with your long-term goals.
We strongly suggest pairing this concentration with a minor, and we will help you select the most suitable one. Psychology is one of the most diversely implemented degrees in the market today. Whether you decide to pursue law, join a corporation, work for the FBI, become a senator, launch your own start-up, become a researcher, work in human resources, become a marketing specialist, etc.—the Flex Path concentration will ensure you are equipped with the necessary skill set to do so.
Students in this concentration will work with their advisor to choose four Psychology courses at the 300- and 400-levels.