Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to explore psychology's boundless applications in your first year. In the first two years of the Psychology program, you will be immersed in a strong disciplinary foundation through a range of Psychology courses. You'll then choose a concentration, spending your third and fourth years honing your expertise in a certain area.

Upper-level courses all include experiential learning; you'll participate in internships as part of your studies, so you'll build real experience in professional work and research. 

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? We've designed the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on required courses for your major.

Psychology Major Curriculum 2021–2022


Year 3

Year 3 Fall Semester Courses

Year 3 Spring Semester Courses

Year 4

Year 4 Fall Semester Courses

Year 4 Spring Semester Courses

  • College Capstone: Psychology
  • Minor, concentration, or elective course
  • Minor, concentration, or elective course
  • Minor, concentration, or elective course
  • Minor, concentration, or elective course

Extend your education

Minors

Champlain's Career Collaborative strongly suggests choosing a minor to build new skill sets and further explore a variety of career opportunities. As a student in the Psychology major, you may be interested in Marketing, Family Studies, Data Science, Gerontology, or Human Resource Management & Organizational Development.

Concentrations

Your Psychology concentration will give you a rich background of expertise in a certain area. Choose from Health & Wellbeing, Social Change/Social Impact, or your own Flex Path.