The psychology program 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.
The psychology program at Olivet College 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 health fields. In conjunction with other fields, psychology also supports preparation in business management, psychiatry, and art or music therapy.
Click below for an overview of courses associated with our psychology major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.
Click below for an overview of courses associated with this minor. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.
For an official description of courses and degree requirements for the 2020-21 academic year, please reference our academic catalog.
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.