Marietta’s Psychology program sparks curiosity about human behavior and transforms it into a career that can change lives

Marietta’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program prepares students for a variety of careers. The beauty of a degree in psychology is its flexibility. 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 can lead to groundbreaking changes in the global business world.

While at Marietta, you'll work with award-winning professors who are passionate about psychology and who teach it through close, mentoring relationships with students. Psychology majors have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and graduate students in our Social-Cognition Lab, conduct their own projects, present their work at professional psychology conferences, and compete for summer research fellowships.

Whatever path you choose, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Marietta will give you the intellectual and professional skills that you’ll need for advanced graduate training or to immediately enter a meaningful career.

Program Overview

We believe that psychology is a space for inspiration. Our goal is to enable students to boldly approach the challenges inherent in the study of human behavior, explore new intellectual terrain, and discover new ideas.

Our psychology students seek out a challenge and are unafraid of intellectual puzzles. From the very first year, students in the Psychology program uncover the fascinating

intricacies of the human mind through classes on human sexuality and the psychology of sport.

As students advance, they are encouraged to follow their passion through a wide array of challenging elective courses that focus on topics such as the psychology of good and evil. In the final year of the program, students are encouraged to seek answers to their most burning questions through directed research.

Our robust internship program allows students to explore their curiosity through real-world experiences that build skills for future career paths. Recently, our students have interned at Westbrook Health Services, Marietta Middle School, and the County Prosecutor’s Office. Faculty and advisors work with students to help them find the right internships to meet their aspirations.

By graduation, psychology majors will be fully equipped to turn their passion for human behavior into a fulfilling life path through either advanced graduate research or by stepping immediately into their careers.

Psychology Degree Career Options

Marietta’s psychology majors approach their careers with an adventurous spirit. This degree is flexible by nature, so you can mold your skills to fit your dreams. Our graduates create change across the globe, blazing new trails at international organizations and giving back to their community as clinical social workers and licensed therapists. The psychology program promotes a spirit of creativity and curiosity that opens the door to an entire world of options.

Possible career paths with a major in psychology include:

  • Psychologist
  • College Professor
  • Mental Health Supervisor
  • Attorney
  • Law Enforcement
  • HR Specialist
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Victims Advocate

Students interested in further graduate study will find they have the course requirements and faculty support necessary to pursue master’s and Ph.D. degrees in psychology, as well as other graduate programs in business, law, and the humanities.

Discover the Psychology Major at Marietta College

The B.A. in Psychology at Marietta College combines a spirit of adventure with a dedication to exploring the deepest challenges of human behavior to create an experience that can inspire a fulfilling future career. To learn more about our program, request information below.

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

 

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