Are you fascinated by how people think and behave? If you are, then psychology might be the major for you. As a psychology major you’ll study the biological, cognitive and social influences on human behavior and thought and prepare for a meaningful and rewarding career that involves working with people.

Careers, Curriculum, Student Activities and Recent Student Work

Rewarding Careers in a Growing Field

Psychology is a profession where you can help to transform people’s lives. You could work as a counselor, serve underserved populations at a nonprofit community organization and more. Discover more about psychology careers

Rigorous Curriculum to Prepare You for Graduate Study

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, as well as a psychology minor and peacebuilding certificate. The psychology curriculum develops skills employers look for and prepares you for graduate study.

Psychology Activities Outside of Class

Psychology majors are encouraged to participate in student clubs and organizations, as well as participate in service learning activities.

Scholarships for Psychology Majors

As a psychology major, you may be eligible for these scholarships at Mount Mary:

  • Olive Trumm Estates Scholarship, Beatrice Haggerty Scholarship or Catherine Brophy Swinnell Scholarship—Criteria for these scholarships include a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and upper division status (60 credits or more), service to the behavioral science program, service to Mount Mary or other community groups.
  • Dorothy Daganhardt Scholarship—This scholarship is for single mothers with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and upper division status (60 credits or more), service to the behavioral science program, service to Mount Mary or other community groups.
  • Theresa Bonness Scholarship—This scholarship is for a behavioral sciences student who has completed at least two courses with a BC or better at Mount Mary; is in good academic standing with a cumulative and departmental GPA of at least 2.5; and demonstrates leadership abilities, a dedication to service and a commitment to study abroad. You must complete an application and submit a tuition deposit for studying abroad prior to applying.

The scholarship amounts vary from year to year. Contact the psychology chairperson for more information on applying for these scholarships. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.

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