NMU psychology program students are encouraged to participate actively in the rigorous and creative search for the how and why of behavior, and in identifying and potentially resolving significant problems. Our courses emphasize the research methodology and data of both human and animal behavior as well as its theoretical and applied implications. Students will learn to discover, communicate and apply the scientific principles of psychology to a wide array of real-world situations.
Students majoring in the psychology/behavior analysis option are placed in community settings for two semesters. All have the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking research, such as testing new classes of drugs to treat attention and memory problems caused by schizophrenia, analyzing the effects of video games on aggression, or measuring gender differences.
Graduates are well-prepared for careers in research, human resources, criminal justice, childcare or education, among others. Many continue their education toward becoming psychologists. The psychology job market is expected to grow by 15 percent.
Master of Science
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