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.
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.