Customizing Your Psychology Degree
Psychology is a diverse field and attracts students with varied interests. We encourage all psychology majors to pursue their interests through careful planning of their psychology and non-psychology coursework, participation in experiential learning opportunities, and study abroad.
Here are just some ways our majors can shape their experience at Providence College:
- Do an off-campus internship. Sophomore and junior psychology majors can earn course credit toward the major for working as an intern 8-10 hours/week.
- Get involved in research. Psychology majors often serve as research assistants in laboratories on- and off-campus. Students working in on-campus labs can earn course credit toward the major.
- Double-major or earn a minor in a related field. The psychology major allows plenty of freedom for students to explore other interests, like education, business, and public service.
- Independent Study. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students can create and carry out their own project.
Our majors go on to work, study, and serve in a wide variety of fields. Recent graduates have committed to years of service to organizations like Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries; have entered the workforce as teachers, sales associates, and research assistants; and have been accepted into graduate programs in Marriage and Family Therapy, Speech Language and Pathology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Developmental Psychology.