Quick Facts About the Psychology Program at Truman State University
- At many universities, undergraduates merely assist in the data collection of someone else’s research. At Truman, the undergraduates develop the hypothesis, create the experiment, collect and analyze the data, and attend conferences to present their own conclusions.
- Numerous research teams throughout the department engage students in original research under the supervision of faculty mentors.
- Each year, dozens of students present their own research at the annual Psi Chi research conference and the campus-wide Student Research Conference.
- Students interested in pursuing an internship can make use of one of our many recurring programs or identify a new internship opportunity in their own community.
- Each semester Truman psychology majors participate in internships in a variety of professional settings. We have recurring internship positions with:—A.T. Still University
—Department of Children and Family Services
—Edgewood Childrens’ Center
—Missouri Institute of Mental Health
—Preferred Family Healthcare (HR and Clinical)
- Each year up to 2/3 or more of our graduates go on to graduate school.
- The department offers a variety of courses in the major specializations of psychology: abnormal psychology, applied, clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial, physiological, social and others.
- Students have freedom to choose which classes they wish to explore. Only 4 classes are required for all psychology majors, the rest can be chosen from 6 sets of course groupings.
- 100% of students will conduct and present at least one full research project as part of their training in the major.
- 100% of our classes are taught by faculty members. We don’t have any graduate students teaching our students.
- Classes incorporate a variety of innovative approaches to learning. Students participate in service learning, collaborate on team projects, evaluate each others’ writing, develop and answer their own research questions, etc.
- Psychology majors are encouraged to participate in research, to take advantage of internship opportunities, to study abroad, and to earn a minor or second major in another area. The major is designed to accommodate these opportunities while still allowing students to graduate in four years.
- The psychology department offers a large assortment of summer online classes. Students can pick up an extra class or two during the summer from any place that has reliable internet access.
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