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RESEARCH HUMAN BEHAVIOR.

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The philosophy to “learn by doing” drives the psychology curriculum at Norwich University. As a psychology major, you’ll work with faculty to create a research project of your own design.

MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Norwich has one of the few undergraduate psychology programs in the country that requires an original research project as a senior thesis, encouraging psychology majors to explore and research topics of interest and relevance to their chosen fields. Through this project, majors learn the importance of scientific method through graduate-level research, which involves data collection, literature review, conducting an experiment with human subjects, and writing and presenting a thesis on a wide range of topics, from stereotyping to threat perception.

Whether your goal is to be a teacher, advertising copywriter, personnel administrator, or clinical psychologist, the Norwich University psychology program will help you better understand and articulate principles of human behavior.

Majors are encouraged to explore psychological principles outside the classroom through internships and academic organizations such as the Psi Chi and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies.

MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Norwich also offers several options for a minor in psychology. Check out the curriculum for details. 

  • Program Details

    The psychology program provides the student with a broad based foundation in the discipline. Psychology is a scientific enterprise that attempts to articulate principles of human and animal behavior. These principles are formulated within the context of biological, socio-cultural, and environmental factors. Psychology is both a field of scientific inquiry and a professional activity: it shares its subject matter and its methods with the biological and social sciences, while simultaneously sharing some of the same concerns of the arts; namely, human motivation, emotion, aesthetic appreciation and experience, creativity, and the individual’s relations to the world and humankind. Students pursuing a BA in psychology at Norwich may explore the discipline from the experimental, personality/social, the developmental, and/or clinical perspectives. Upper level practica, internships, or field placements that permit the student practical work experience in a special interest area are encouraged.

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    To view psychology course offerings and a curriculum map for majors and minors, see the Norwich University academic catalog:

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Meet Our Psychology Faculty

  • Kevin Fleming

    Kevin Fleming

    “Teaching is sharing at its best. I probably learn more from my students than I teach them. Psychology is an unfinished science, and there is more to discover than we can even imagine right now.” Read More
  • Carole Bandy

    Carole Bandy

    “We are the only department in the country that requires a senior research thesis of all undergraduates.” Read More
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