Why study Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of animals and humans. Psychology students develop strong research and analytical skills while exploring all phases of human life. They study behavior of individuals and groups, both the well-adjusted and the dysfunctional. Students of psychology are interested in conducting research to discover patterns of human behavior, as well as in applying psychological principles and techniques to solving social and individual problems.
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.
Psychology is a very broad discipline involving research and application in every aspect of living beings (human and animal). Skills that make for excellence in some aspect of psychology include: developing and carrying out empirical research (both applied and theoretical), interpreting results, communicating to others, listening, engaging, involving, showing an interest in others, observing and many more.
The strong critical thinking skills, along with the abilities to research, write and understand human behavior, and acquiring skills to work with others developed in the curriculum are highly valued in a wide range of positions in industry, business, law and social services. The master's degree is generally the minimum professional degree for licensing or certification of psychologists who work in education, business, hospitals, clinics, prisons and private practice.
Career possibilities (some of which will require completion of graduate programs) include:
- Human Resource professional
- Clinical, research or school psychologist
- College or university professor
- Mental health worker
- Research psychologist
- Marketing researcher
Your undergraduate academic advisor in psychology can answer questions about the requirements of the major and minor, and how best to make use of the resources and opportunities available to students (selection of minors, course availability and selection, research, internships, clubs, etc.) Your advisor is also a good starting point for questions you are not sure who should answer. There are open hours but to better assist you, please call or email for an appointment.
Seeing an advisor is often useful for students starting the major or transferring in from another program or college. But you are welcome to contact us whenever you like.
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
4130J Edwards Building One
Professor and Undergraduate Director
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Please note that our advising is limited to the major only. Any questions regarding college requirements should be directed to the college office in French Hall West, 2nd floor lobby 513-556-5860.
Students in the UC College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.
If you have declared the minor, then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.
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