Undergraduate Study in Psychology at Springfield College
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The undergraduate psychology program at Springfield College goes beyond just the study of human behavior. At Springfield College, students will gain a practical understanding of people, as well as a theoretical and scholarly appreciation for the issues associated with the expansive and ever-growing field of psychology.
In addition to preparing students to enter the workplace as well-prepared and highly-trained professionals, Springfield College psychology students will receive the pre-training that is required to enter graduate school in psychology or in one of the applied fields.
As undergraduates, psychology majors explore areas such as child psychology, motivation and learning, abnormal psychology, educational psychology, interviewing and counseling, and more. Students have the option of also selecting one of four concentrations for in-depth study.
In addition to the core curriculum, undergraduate students will choose courses from each of the following categories:
Students also may select one of the following concentrations for in-depth study:
- For students preparing for advanced training in learning, perception, motivation, or other areas of experimental psychology.
- For students who are interested in clinical psychology, counseling, guidance, social work, and related fields. Courses concentrate on clinical assessment and therapeutic treatment, human psychological development, and psychological evaluation.
- For students who wish to study organizational psychology and personnel psychology as applied to workplace environments. Courses prepare students for work in careers such as human resources management, public relations, marketing research, and recruiting.
Individually Designed Psychology
- For students who are interested in employment in human welfare occupations (community mental health, special training schools, work opportunity centers, probation services, etc.); want to study psychology primarily as a vehicle for personal growth; or are preparing for particular careers, professional programs, or graduate schools not represented by the other three concentrations.
Students are strongly encouraged to arrange their program in consultation with their academic advisor to be sure that their intellectual and personal needs are met.
For more information on the undergraduate program in psychology, please contact:
Marjorie Marcotte, Ed.D.
Phone: (413) 748-3075
E-mail Marjie Marcotte
Office of Admissions
Visit the Office of Admissions. You may also call the Office of Admissions with general questions, or to set up a tour, at (800) 343-1257.