PsychologyFebruary 18, 2022 2024-02-26 20:46
Coming to understand the human condition.
Studying psychology at Rocky Mountain College allows students to develop a broad background in the study of the human mind, brain, and behavior. In addition to studying the history, major theories, methodologies, and applications of psychology, students also develop crucial skills in critical thinking, communication, and appreciation for other cultural perspectives. Students are able to apply these skills outside the classroom in the form of directed research projects and internship.
A degree in psychology is incredibly versatile. The required and elective courses students take at Rocky create exciting opportunities to foster an interest in human behavior, and will guide them toward either graduate study in psychology or a professional career in a number of other fields. Students interested in graduate school will have the opportunity to design original research alongside an experienced faculty member in an area of their interest. Others interested in psychology may follow a career path into mental health counseling, social services, substance abuse services, marketing, sales, healthcare administration, public relations, or law enforcement.
"At Rocky Mountain College, I received a top-tier education from exemplary professors who truly care about each student. The psychology coursework and unique educational activities, coupled with excellent mentorship, prepared me well for clinical psychology doctoral studies. My mentors supported me in every way possible when I applied to various graduate programs. My experiences at RMC will always be among my fondest memories."
- Katherine A. Kitchen Andren, Ph.D.
"Studying psychology at RMC not only provided me with the strong foundational knowledge necessary to succeed in the growing field of applied behavior analysis, but it also helped develop a deeper understanding of human behavior from a variety of perspectives. The faculty in the department helped to develop the many tools I use in my career each day."
- Daedra Ackerman
Internships and Research
Psychology seniors are required to complete an internship or conduct independent research in order to gain professional and practical experience. Internship experiences range from using behavioral methods with autistic children to working with parolees. By spending time in educational, health care, and legal settings, students deepen their understanding of the discipline. Students conducting independent research come to understand the scientific enterprise at a much deeper level and are better prepared for graduate work.
Faculty & Staff
Drs. Jenny Reichert