The beauty of a degree in psychology is its flexibility. With a degree in psychology you might decide to conduct scientific research that helps explain human behavior and thought processes. You might choose to apply your psychological knowledge to improve people’s lives. Or you might join the business world — understanding human behavior makes you very marketable.

Psychology students go into many different fields. Some enter into traditional academic or clinical careers in the field. However, others become lawyers or enter the business world. It is a very flexible degree.

Whatever path you choose, earning a degree in Psychology at Marietta will give you the intellectual and professional skills that you’ll need for advanced graduate training or to pursue a meaningful career. While you’re here, you'll work with award-winning professors who are passionate about psychology and who teach it through close, mentoring relationships with students. 

Sample Four-Year Schedule

First Year (Fall Semester)
Psychology 101 Intro to Psychology 3 credit hours
FYS First Year Seminar 3 credit hours
Writing 110 College Composition 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   18 credit hours
First Year (Spring Semester)
Psychology 150 Human Sexuality 3 credit hours
Psychology 275 Psychology of Sport 3 credit hours
Communication 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
Second Year (Fall Semester)
Psychology 285 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Psychology 311 Cognitive Psychology 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
Second Year (Spring Semester)
Psychology 286 Research Design 3 credit hours
Psychology 305 Psychophysiology 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
Third Year (Fall Semester)
Psychology 310 Learning & Behavior 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
Third Year (Spring Semester)
Psychology 325 Personality 3 credit hours
General Education course    3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
Fourth Year (Fall Semester)
Psychology 401 History & Systems of Psychology 3 credit hours
Psychology 360 Psychology Research I 3 credit hours
Psychology 301 Selected Topics in Psychology 3 credit hours
Elective    3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
Fourth Year (Spring Semester)
Psychology 491 Psychology Research II 3 credit hours
Psychology 350 Abnormal Psychology 3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours