ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Psychology majors gain an understanding of behavior and mental processes through a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree that is compliant with American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. You’ll work with faculty on research and field experiences related to clinical, cognitive, forensic psychology, child development and more.
If you are fascinated by human behavior and the workings of the mind and want to explore these human topics with the discipline of a scientist, Psychology may be the perfect major for you. You will be prepared to observe, analyze, research and design experiments with human subjects. You’ll learn about models of interpersonal relationships and the field of social services. If you are interested in behavioral health, mental health or the dynamics of relationships and groups, you will develop understanding, insight and practical skills to help people achieve the outcomes they seek.
You will study core concepts in psychology, tools for scientific inquiry and critical
thinking. Majors develop strong communication and people skills as well as a strong
sense of ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world.
Graduates have pursued advanced degrees in psychology, social work, and marriage and family counseling at various institutions across the world.
A major and minor are offered.
You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Psychology Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.
Alumni Success Stories
"The people we worked with, a lot of them were scared. They wanted answers. They needed help. Seeing these doctors working on these research studies have such an impact on the lives of people was eye-opening. It was high stress, but it was also high reward."Samantha Bureau '16
Director of Digital Engagement and Strategic Planning, Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada