Our psychology majors get one-on-one academic advising and stay in close touch with the faculty, and also benefit from our Psychology Peer Mentoring Program for incoming first-year students. Sections of our General Psychology classes are limited to only 35 students, and elective courses are typically no more than 40.

Research experience gives our students the edge in graduate school admissions. Research assistantships with our faculty are available in fields ranging from clinical and child-clinical psychology to developmental psychology, emotion and eyewitness memory, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Off-campus research internships are available at major labs nearby, including Children’s National Medical Center, Washington VA Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health. A wide range of non-research internships are also available at national societies such as the American Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, as well as at local agencies such as the FBI, crisis hotlines, centers for families and children, and outreach services for autistic children.

The local chapter of Psi Chi (the International Honor Society) in Psychology, the Psychology Club, and the Peer Mentor program play an active role in organizing campus events, including speakers, films, a party for new majors, the annual “Get Psyched” party for all psychology majors and faculty, and a Senior Lunch.

Double majors and a B.A./M.A. program are available, and a number of psychology majors are also pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-law. Recently we've had students with such dual major combinations as psychology and biology, drama, history, philosophy, politics, social work, sociology, Spanish, and theology and religious studies.

Students interested in the undergraduate psychology program are encouraged to contact Dr. Marcie Goeke-Morey at goekemorey@cua.edu if they have any questions concerning courses or fields of study.

  • Preparation for Graduate School in Psychology

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