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Psychology

Specialized study in psychology within the context of the broader goals of a liberal arts education.


The degree program in psychology provides specialized study in psychology within the context of the broader goals of a liberal arts education.

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Are you interested in applied psychology and careers such as a counselor, school psychologist, or social worker? Or are you interested in experimental psychology, and advanced graduate training in neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, or other sub-fields within psychology? Here is some advice for planning your undergraduate coursework and experience.

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Research experience is a key aspect of preparation for graduate school and for many careers in psychology. Here is some information on different types of research experience opportunities for students, and some information on the capstone research experience for both on-campus and online students.

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You can complete a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology through online courses at EOU. Working with your online adviser is important in order to ensure access to courses in a proper sequence. Here is some information to help online students map out their undergraduate coursework.

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“Not only did I enjoy my time in the psychology program, but I was thoroughly prepared for my masters of counseling program. As an athlete, I was supported by my teachers both in the classroom and in the gym. Small class sizes allowed me to get the individual time I needed to be successful. The only thing I would like to have changed, is there to be a masters program within the field at Eastern so that I wouldn’t have had to have left.”

KC Loper
Psychology
Powell Butte, Ore.

Graduates' Words

EOU Psychology degree earners find their way to graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family. Our graduates have a lot of great things to say!


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Join the psychology club and get involved with a community of students working hard to excel in academics and leverage experiential learning on campus and beyond.


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Faculty

Our faculty bring real world experience to an intimate classroom setting. Helpful and clear instruction both on campus and online.


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The psychology program promotes an understanding of behavior, provides an understanding of the foundations of psychology as a scientific discipline, integrates the influence of psychology on contemporary thought, and promotes skills in scientific research. An undergraduate degree in psychology prepares students for entry into graduate and professional schools and prepares students for entry-level positions in the helping professions.

Students receiving a B.S. or B.A. in Psychology will have the following:

  • A basic understanding of the core branches of psychology, which include – learning; development; cognitive; sensation and perception; emotion; motivation; biological bases of behavior; abnormal behavior; and evolution of behavior.
  • The ability to read and discuss primary research in psychology.
  • The ability to design and carry out a research project.
  • Developed skills in scientific writing.
  • The ability to prepare a professional presentation of research.
  • The ability to understand and evaluate research models andĀ statistics.
  • General computer literacy
  • Knowledge in selected specialized areas of the discipline.

 


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  • Take advantage of small class sizes.
  • Work closely with faculty in your concentration.
  • Access equipment & resources that provide practical experience in your specific area of interest.