A major and a minor are offered in Psychology.

The Franklin Pierce Difference

Psi Chi Honors Society Members
Pictured are some of the current student members of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.
Psi Chi is a national honor society for students who excel in psychology.

Psychology is the study of human behavior. Its broad relevance allows Psychology majors to pursue careers in many fields or develop deeper expertise through graduate study.

Franklin Pierce University offers a number of specialized undergraduate courses in addition to typical foundational classes in biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Options for specialized study include such topics as addiction, health, psychology and the law, terrorism, espionage, psychopharmacology, sports psychology and family violence.

Graduates of the Psychology program have pursued advanced degrees in psychology, social work, physical therapy, medicine and law. Others have obtained jobs in social service agencies, community mental health agencies, human resources, law enforcement, sports management and business.

Course Details

In addition to the core course requirements listed in the Academic Catalog, the Psychology Major requires students to complete a specific sequence of four courses: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, Research Methods, and two additional laboratory courses. The liberal arts core at Franklin Pierce University helps Psychology majors gain skills in effective communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving and team-based projects. This provides a competitive advantage in today's job market and helps Franklin Pierce graduates make significant contributions to their careers and the general field of psychology.

The professors here make sure that the topics are interesting, the discussions are engaging, and that the labs are dynamic and hands on. I have really appreciated the time and work the faculty put in each day to make sure I am getting the most out of each definition, theory, and lesson.

— Bailey Gaffney, Class of 2010

Want to know more?

Program Sheet ThumbnailDownload a Psychology Program Sheet to view on screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


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