Academic Programs



Possible career options:

  • Art therapist
  • Clinical or counseling psychology
  • College professor
  • Genetic counselor/li>
  • Industrial/Organizational psychologist
  • Lawyer
  • Minister
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Public health administrator
  • Social worker

Positions our graduates have held:

  • Attorney
  • Child advocate
  • Client services manager
  • College professor
  • Director of adult day care center
  • Human resources assistant
  • Mental health specialist
  • Pharmacist
  • Project manager
  • Research technician
  • School psychologist
  • Statistical analyst

Where our graduates study:

  • Boston University
  • California School of Professional Psychology
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Duquesne University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Michael's College
  • Stanford University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Western Kentucky University

Program Overview

Students studying psychology at Transylvania may decide to pursue post-graduate studies to prepare them for jobs in research, education, or clinical settings. Or, they may choose to apply their deeper understanding of human behavior to careers in business, government, or community service. Courses focusing on developmental psychology or gender communication may help students become more informed parents and partners. In short, studying psychology is a useful undertaking for all of us who seek better understanding of ourselves and the people we share our lives with. It is an integral part of a liberal arts education.

Transylvania's psychology program encourages students to evaluate critically—and enthusiastically—the numerous empirical and theoretical answers to questions regarding the nature of the mind and behavior. Students will develop the tools they need to pursue autonomous scholarship in the field of psychology while having ample opportunities to understand how the field intersects with other academic areas.

The Transylvania Edge

Psychology professors at Transylvania have close professional ties with faculty at the University of Kentucky. This gives Transylvania psychology majors the best of both worlds—small classes and individual attention from their professors, combined with opportunities to do research both at Transylvania and at the University of Kentucky. Psychology professors also work closely with students to place them in internships that allow them to develop work experience in their chosen disciplines while they are still undergraduates.

Opportunities in the major:

  • Research assistantships for course credit
  • Conduct original research for course credit
  • Psi Chi (national honor society in psychology)
  • Kentucky Psychological Association
  • Psychology Club

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