Central College’s three-track psychology program integrates core requirements, psychology electives and research flexibly so students can adapt the program to fit their unique goals. Psychology majors at Central graduate with scientifically grounded knowledge about human behavior, useful problem-solving skills, strong human relations skills and emotional intelligence skills. Central psychology graduates often report they are better prepared for graduate school than most of their first-year colleagues from other universities.
Central students can study off-campus — both internationally or domestically in the United States. These opportunities give students the chance to prepare to be global citizens, equipped to compete in the global job market. Students can check out experiences led by Central faculty or attend select academic programs across the world that provide opportunities for study, service, internships and other types of experiential learning. Options include experiences in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Central America, Ghana, England, the Scottish Highlands and more.
Central College graduates have found success in psychology careers.
No matter what your interests are, Central opens the door to student involvement with more than 100 on-campus groups. Learn how to get involved with groups and organizations at Central.
Indulge your passion for figuring out the inner workings of the human mind as a psychology major at Central College.
General psychology, the introductory course, is the foundation for psychology majors as well as many other majors because of its versatility in understanding human behavior and its adaptability to many lifelong learning environments.
Learn more about this discipline in the course catalog.