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Psychology

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Minor

About the Program

Psychology provides opportunities for learning, service and career preparation for those students interested in and committed to understanding and furthering people’s positive change and development. You’ll be encouraged to think critically about human behavior, to respect the complexity and diversity of individuals, and to explore the many applications of psychology essential to helping each other function successfully in an increasingly demanding and global society.

Graduate School Preparation

Olivet’s psychology program emphasizes career and graduate school preparation in basic and applied areas of psychology such as counseling, clinical practice, child development, family studies, gerontology, rehabilitation, neuroscience, education, social work and other health fields.

During my time at Olivet College, I majored in psychology and minored in social work. One experience that I really enjoyed while at Olivet and put me on the path that I am currently pursuing was my practicum. During my practicum at Olivet, I was able to job shadow a school psychologist directly and work with students. This gave me key insight into the field of school psychology and really helped me fall in love with the field. — Justin Lamb ’20

Careers in Psychology

  • School Psychologist

    School psychologists conduct psychological and personality testing to determine if students need additional educational support or counseling services. They also develop solutions for behavioral issues and learning challenges in the classroom.

  • Psychiatrist

    Psychiatrists use their expertise to prevent, diagnose and treat mental disorders. They develop treatment plans for their patients and work in various clinical settings, such as in hospitals, private practices, psychiatric institutions, prisons and addiction rehabilitation centers.

  • Market Research Analyst

    Market research analysts research and gather data to help a company market its products or services. They gather data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits.

  • Music Therapist

    Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through musical responses. They design music sessions using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing and lyric discussion.

Courses in the Program

PSY 314 - Development Across the Lifespan
PSY 420 - Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY 485 - Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention of Suicide
PSY 309 - Psychosocial Aspects of Gender
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