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


2nd Year

First Semester
COR 2XX

Choose a 200-level COR course

COR 2XX

Choose a 200-level COR course

Second Semester
PSY 200

Analyses for the Psychological Sciences

PSY 290

Career Internship I

COR 2XX

Choose a 200-level COR course

COR 2XX

Choose a 200-level COR course

3rd Year

First Semester

Minor, concentration, or elective course

Minor, concentration, or elective course

Second Semester

Minor, concentration, or elective course

Minor, concentration, or elective course

4th Year

First Semester
PSY 400

Career Launch Senior Seminar

Minor, concentration, or elective course

Minor, concentration, or elective course

Minor, concentration, or elective course

Second Semester

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 a Flex Path.