Psychology

When you study psychology, you will enter a broad field that includes human thought, behavior, development, personality, emotion, and motivation. As you gain a deeper understanding of psychology, you will get insights into your own actions as well as a better understanding of others.
 
Degree Type: BA
 

Are you a creative problem solver? Passionate about research that teaches us about how humans work? Do you want a degree that can prepare you for careers as varied as social work and counseling, human resources and organizational leadership, or even consumer behavior analysis?

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Christian Brothers University is recognized internationally for engaging undergraduate students in cognitive neuroscience training and research. Our Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is unique in the region, providing you opportunities to design studies; analyze data; present research at regional, national, and international conferences; and co-author articles. With support from the National Science Foundation, we’ve outfitted our lab with equipment such as the Brain Vision actiCHamp system which allows us to learn about common physiological signals that can be used to study a subject’s health and well-being.

Program Highlights

The psychology major requires 122 credit hours:

  • 25 credits: General education. Math, English, religious studies, social science or history, natural or physical science
  • 33 credits: Liberal arts. Foreign language, the humanities and social sciences
  • 49 credits: Major requirements
  • 15 credits: Electives
  • 15 credits: Major-specific electives

Minors

  • Anthropology — 19 credits in anthropology, English, international communications, history, archaeology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience — 18 credits in upper level psychology coursework
  • Psychology — 18 credits in upper level psychology coursework
  • Criminology — 18 credits in sociology and criminal justice courses
  • Engineering Psychology — 30 credits in psychology and engineering
  • Sociology — 18 credits hours in anthropology and sociology

Meet the Faculty

 
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