Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. The social, emotional and physical development and functioning of humans and non-humans are investigated to help you understand yourself, other people and the organisms with which you inhabit the earth. You will learn how you and others make behavioral choices and how these are influenced by the interaction of genetic inheritance with the physical and social environment. Coursework includes topics covering brain function and drug effects to motivation, memory, and learning to human sexuality, social influence, human development, abnormal behavior, and therapy methods.
Psychology provides access to employment in counseling, social services, personnel, marketing and teaching. A psychology degree also prepares you for graduate work in experimental and clinical psychology and related areas, such as special education, social work, business, communications, law school and the health care field.
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