About the Program

Psychology provides opportunities for learning, service and career preparation for those students interested in and committed to understanding and furthering people’s positive change and development. You’ll be encouraged to think critically about human behavior, to respect the complexity and diversity of individuals, and to explore the many applications of psychology essential to helping each other function successfully in an increasingly demanding and global society.

Graduate School Preparation

Olivet’s psychology program emphasizes career and graduate school preparation in basic and applied areas of psychology such as counseling, clinical practice, child development, family studies, gerontology, rehabilitation, neuroscience, education, social work and other health fields.

During my time at The University of Olivet, I majored in psychology and minored in social work. One experience that I really enjoyed while at Olivet and put me on the path that I am currently pursuing was my practicum. During my practicum at Olivet, I was able to job shadow a school psychologist directly and work with students. This gave me key insight into the field of school psychology and really helped me fall in love with the field. — Justin Lamb ’20

Below is a sampling of Psychology courses offered. A full listing of courses can be found in the Academic Catalog on page 112.

Courses in the Program

PSY 314 - Development Across the Lifespan
PSY 420 - Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY 485 - Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention of Suicide
PSY 309 - Psychosocial Aspects of Gender


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