About the Major

Beacon College’s Psychology major is designed to prepare students for a career in a wide variety of helping professions or for graduate school. Our students learn to think critically, to analyze and apply psychological theories, conduct themselves professionally and ethically, and also how to work on a team and to become more self-aware. Beacon College Faculty have experience in the field of psychology so students see how what they learn in class is applied in the real world.

Course Sampling

Abnormal Psychology – Students research mental disorders and treatment methods

Human Development – Students look at the developing person and psychological, social, and physical growth

Psychological Strategies and Interventions – Students gain experience working with groups of people using current best practices in the field of psychology

Substance Abuse – Students explore addiction and treatment methods

Senior Seminar in Psychological Science – Students participate on a treatment team conducting psychosocial assessments, investigating treatment options, and writing treatment plans

Career Development – Students prepare for the workplace by completing an internship as they transition from students to co-workers

About the Field

The US Department of Labor expects that opportunities for psychology undergraduates will continue to grow over the next decade. They state that employment in healthcare will grow fastest in outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment areas.

Potential Careers

Beacon Students: Life After Graduation

  • Graduate Studies
  • Case Management
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Career or Vocational Counselor
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Genetics Counselors