The psychology program aims to develop a scientific approach to the study of human behavior and experience. To this end, students are introduced to research methodology and critical analysis of current findings in a variety of fields of psychology, such as clinical, counseling, developmental, cognitive, social, and experimental. Internships with local facilities and research opportunities help students to learn about their field experientially. The degree also prepares students to enter training in social service and mental health programs in such areas as therapeutic activities, rehabilitation, casework, child care work, and service coordination.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology provides a foundation for students aspiring to graduate study in psychology and counseling. Carlow's department of psychology and counseling offers advanced degree options such as a MS in professional counseling, as well as a PsyD in counseling psychology if you seek to further your academic and professional career.