The Psychology Department emphasizes an empirical approach to psychology - one based on observation and experience that, in turn, builds the skills needed to think through the challenges of the field.
The breadth of experiences in the Psychology Department are a major reason why graduates are routinely accepted to the nation's leading graduate programs - in fact, more than half of the department's graduates go on to graduate school.
As a whole, students of psychology at Gettysburg College aren't simply "given the answers" - rather, they are given the tools that enable them to ask the questions.
Psychology requires only ten courses for a major. This provides students with maximum flexibility to explore other disciplines and integrate that new knowledge into their ongoing study of psychology.
Double Major/Minor: With early planning, many psychology majors double major in psychology and one of the other disciplines, or minor in neuroscience or education.
Departmental Honors are awarded to graduating majors who have:
Other Psychology Courses (must be taken in sequence)
Prerequisites for "Group A" Labs: (must take 2)
Prerequisites for "Group B" Labs: (must take 2)
Advanced Laboratory Courses (taken in separate semesters)
Group A: (must take 1)
Group B: (must take 1)
Other Laboratory Courses (not in Psychology)
Important Notes for Majors:
Majors must complete a capstone experience, which will provide evidence of the mastering of significant content and the communication conventions of the major.
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