The program includes the same high-quality courses as the four-year track taught by Castleton's expert faculty. The benefits of completing the program in three years, instead of the traditional four-year commitment, include a reduced cost to degree completion, a quicker path to graduate studies, and a greater chance of being recognized by employers in a competitive career field.
"A bachelor's degree in psychological science from Castleton University provides both a foundation in the liberal arts as well as focused preparation for graduate study in Psychology and careers in mental and behavioral health," said Dr. Megan Blossom, chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences. "We put together this three-year program to help highly motivated students move toward those career goals more quickly without sacrificing the relationship-based and transformative education that Castleton is known for."
The accelerated degree program is open to all first-year students studying Psychological Science. Students have a dedicated faculty advisor who will guide them in course selection and to prepare an academic schedule that incorporates both major and general education requirements.
This program is a good fit for students in Vermont's flexible pathways initiatives, including dual enrollment and the early college program. Students who completed advanced placement courses in high school are also good candidates for the program.
The traditional four-year Psychological Sciences program will remain available to students.
Castleton's Psychological Sciences Program is part of the College of Health and Sciences. The University also offers a bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology, a minor in Psychological Sciences, and a Master of Arts & Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology.