Evening Undergraduate Degree in Psychology

The Psychology program of the Hamilton Holt School provides an overview of the diverse field of psychology along with opportunities for application and demonstration of important principles.

prepare for grad school or a career in psychology

The Psychology program of the Hamilton Holt School provides an overview of the diverse field of psychology along with opportunities for application and demonstration of important principles. The program supports learning objectives suggested by the American Psychological Association, preparing students to continue with a graduate program in psychology or a career path in research, counseling and education.

curriculum

Requirements for the Major

Core Courses (3)

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

PSY 301 Research Methods

PSY 304 Statistics and Decision Making

Major Options (3)

Select any three from the seven listed below. Courses not used as major options may be used as major electives.

PSY 211 Social Psychology

PSY 354 Personality

PSY 261 Learning and Behavior Change

PSY 303 Lifespan Development

PSY 306 Tests and Measurements

PSY 310 Psychopathology

PSY 335 Clinical Psychology

Major Electives (6)

Six electives in Psychology, at least four at the 300/400 level.

Requirements for the Minor (8)

Persons planning to minor in Psychology will take

  • PSY 101, PSY 301, PSY 304
  • One 200-level major option course
  • Two 300-level major option courses
  • Two Psychology electives (one of which must be at the 300/400 level)

psychology mission

The Rollins College Psychology Department uses the methods and content of psychological science so that you will (1) understand the reasons behind your own and others’ behavior; (2) become competent and critical decision makers; (3) respect human diversity; and (4) fulfill your social responsibilities.

Global Citizenship
Psychology is diverse, so you will be exposed to a variety of fields and perspectives within the discipline to gain a broad-based knowledge and appreciation of how psychologists seek to understand the world.

Responsible Leadership
Psychology is practice, so you will gain experience in applying psychological principles and methods to understanding and solving “real world” problems.

Psychology is collaborative, so you will work with the faculty and your peers inside and outside the classroom in order to draw on the expertise of others, share individual areas of expertise with others, and create a supportive learning community. 

Productive Careers
Psychology is science, so you will learn the philosophy and principles of science and be well versed in theory, methods, and statistics (i.e., the foundations of scientific inquiry).

Psychology is challenging, so you should expect a curriculum that requires you to question your preconceptions, to practice skeptical inquiry, to engage in analytic and synthetic thinking, to show tolerance for views that you may not share, and to struggle with work that is difficult but often rewarding.

Meaningful Lives
Psychology is honorable, so you will learn the values deemed important in psychology and strive to comply with accepted ethical principles in research and practice.

Psychology is empowering, so although the faculty and curriculum offer guidance to you in your courses and endeavors, you ultimately will be responsible for shaping your own educational experience. 

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