Study the Mind
As a psychological science major at Castleton, you’ll have multiple opportunities to conduct your own funded research and then present it at national and international conferences with the guidance of our supportive faculty. We offer an accelerated, three-year pathway to a bachelor’s degree in psychological science as well as a major in forensic psychology. Find out how Castleton prepares you for multiple successful career paths in psychological science and other fields.
Why Earn a Psychological Science Degree at Castleton?
- National Exposure: You will have the chance to present your research at regional, national, and international academic conferences.
- Multiple Career Pathways: Psychology graduates have successful careers in a variety of fields, including psychology, law, business, medicine, and social work. 84% of Castleton graduates find employment within six months of graduation.
- Affordability: Castleton has one of the lowest annual costs in the region for a bachelor’s degree in psychological science. Eight out of 10 incoming students receive scholarships.
- Funding for Your Research: You can receive funding for your own research projects through the faculty-student research fund at Castleton.
- Supportive Mentorship: Collaborate closely with your professors and advisors on research projects, coursework, and conference presentations.
- Accelerated Option: Complete your degree in just three years, save costs, and stand out to employers with our accelerated track to a bachelor’s degree in psychological science.
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What Careers in Psychology Can I Pursue?
With a bachelor’s degree in psychological science, you can have a successful career in many fields — not just psychology — but law, medicine, and business, too. Many Castleton graduates also go on to study at the graduate level. Some choose to enroll in Castleton’s Master of Arts in School Psychology, the first and only program of its kind in Vermont.
Our graduates have the skills to pursue a variety of jobs with their psychology degree, such as:
- Human resource manager
- School psychologist
- Social worker
You’ll also have confidence that your Castleton degree will lead to employment after graduation. 84 percent of Castleton graduates find employment within six months of graduation. Of those currently employed, 70 percent said their job was either “related or very related” to their major at Castleton.
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What You'll Learn
Our Psychological Science program gives you field-specific knowledge as well as strong communication skills and preparation for your job search. By the end of the program, you will meet five goals that are adapted from the American Psychological Association recommendations for undergraduate study:
- Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
- Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
- Goal 4: Communication
- Goal 5: Professional Development
- Cognitive Psychology
- Human Growth and Development
- Psychological Research I
- Theories of Personality
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Meet our Psychology Faculty
Castleton’s psychology faculty are committed to balancing personalized teaching in the classroom with publishing exciting new research and presenting at national conferences. Our psychology professors work closely with you to conduct and analyze your own research while you learn to study the human mind.
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