Psychology Degree at Centenary College

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The undergraduate Psychology program at Centenary College offers students the opportunity to study the principle theories of human thought, behavior, and emotion across the lifespan.

The Psychology major provides students with fundamental knowledge and marketable skills which are excellent preparation for either immediate employment of graduate studies of for continuing on to receive the next level of degree in their psychology program of interest. 

Is Psychology a Good Major?

The student with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is prepared and widely accepted for employment in such career areas as:

  • Human resources
  • Research
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Community services
  • Clinical studies

As preparation for graduate studies, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology is a recognized prerequisite for advanced psychology studies, law, medicine, education, business, and social work.

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Undergraduate Psychology Learning Opportunities

Academic Foundations at Centenary (AFC)

As a new student enrolling in the Psychology program, you are initially paired with your Psychology program advisor through enrollment in the Academic Foundations Course Critical Thinking as a Psychologist. This course is designed to teach the basics of college reading, studying, and thinking skills while focusing on academic content specific to Psychology. Past AFC topics have included teenage murderers and addiction.

Research Teams

What can I do with a Psychology Degree?  Answering that question is important to your career and life goals.  At Centenary College, Psychology students participate as full-fledged members on research teams and investigate cutting-edge issues.  This gives student critical experience and realistic situations so they can better understand where their Centenary College Psychology degree will take them.

Centenary’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology combines a liberal arts foundation with career concentration comprised of four courses in either another discipline or a specific area of psychology. Career concentrations include Generalist, Developmental Psychology and Clinical Psychology.
In addition to research opportunities on campus, Psychology majors may opt for a number of internships for academic credit with more than 50 regional clinical, health care, criminal justice and social service agencies and organizations.

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Senior Research Projects

Psychology students are continually exposed to various components of the research enterprise across the undergraduate curriculum. Students will often conduct scholarly literature reviews and gain experience presenting their findings in written and oral format. In other courses, students propose empirical research studies. By the time students get to Research Methods (PSY 2001) they will conduct their own individual research. These studies often root from proposals in core psychology courses and are shaped by students’ professional interests. Senior Research Seminar (PSY 4020) is a culmination of a psychology student’s experience. Students conduct empirical research and share their findings with the college community in a manner, style, and format consistent with the standards of psychological science and the profession.

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Psi Chi Honor Society

The Centenary chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is active and thriving. Students in Psi Chi have spearheaded community efforts such as a food drive for a local food bank and participated in research projects that led to formal presentations at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference.

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