Psychology Degrees at Averett

Meet Our Psychology Faculty

Are you people-oriented? Curious about human behavior and how the mind works? Ever wonder about the relationship between the mind and body, or if the world is really the way we think it is? Interested in learning more about yourself and others? Then the Psychology major at Averett is for you!

As a science, Psychology studies human behavior and mental processes, and psychologists employ theory and research in an effort to understand behavior. At Averett, the Psychology program offers students a broad background in different aspects of the discipline, and through several specific areas of concentration, students can specialize in one or more area(s) of greatest interest.

Whatever a student’s career objectives may be, a major (or a minor) in Psychology can help prepare you for graduate study in the field. The proficiencies you will develop while studying Psychology will also prepare you for a variety of interesting and rewarding jobs where having an understanding of human behavior and motivation, theories of personality, and skills in observation, analysis, and interpersonal communication, is essential for success.

Courses in the Psychology Major

All students in the Psychology major take introductory courses and learn the basics of research design and methodology:

  • Psychology as a Social Science or Psychology as a Natural Science
  • Effective Behavior
  • Principles of Professional Conduct
  • Learning
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Social Statistics
  • Research Design

Students also complete an integrative senior-year experience, which includes a seminar on the history of psychology, and a topical senior seminar that helps students reflect on their learning experiences and professional development.

Psychology Concentration Options

We offer students the opportunity to pursue upper-level study in one of three concentration areas:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Integrative Health Psychology

Psychology Minors

Students earning a Psychology degree may opt to earn a minor in General Psychology or Integrative Health Psychology.

For full course listings in the Psychology program, please see our course catalog. To read admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

For more information about Averett University and our programs in Virginia, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!