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2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology


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Learn more about the Department of Psychology at Valpo online.

Professors Carlson, Nelson, Winquist; Associate Professors Morrill-Richards, Vernon (chair); Assistant Professors Buckman, Butler, Suarez, A. Thompson, Wise.

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The diversified interests of its faculty enable the department to present a comprehensive view of the field. Courses in physiological, experimental, social, industrial, developmental and clinicalcounseling psychology are offered. Opportunities for laboratory research in psychology and applications through field experiences are available.

A major in psychology may lead to careers in such fields as psychological counseling, recreational therapy, employment counseling, rehabilitation therapy, test consulting, demography, personnel, managing, marketing, behavior therapy, psychological research and teaching. In addition, psychology can be an excellent preparation for career in medicine and allied health professions when combined with appropriate courses in other sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

Student Organizations

Psi Chi, the national honor society, was installed at Valparaiso University in 1990. Psychology majors and minors who have completed at least nine credit hours in psychology and at least three semesters of undergraduate study, and who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement may be selected for membership.

Students interested in participating in social activities with the psychology students and faculty are invited to join the Psychology Club.

Credit by Examination

Credit for PSY 110  may be earned through the College Level Examination Program subject examination in Introductory Psychology.

Approval of Schedules

All students taking a major or minor in psychology must have their schedules approved by the chair of the department or their assigned departmental advisor.

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