Explore the science of human behavior.
You’re curious about how the mind works. You want to know what motivates people to think, act, and feel as they do. As a psychology major, you’ll learn to use scientific methods to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
You’ll master research methods including research design, data analysis, and interpretation. Expand your understanding of such topics as neurobiology and the brain, cognition and memory, personality and mental disorders, and social development. And get ready to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global world with the foundation you'll build through our reimagined general education curriculum.
Test your knowledge in the real world through internships in the Greater Boston area—a center for mental health research. Gain confidence in professional settings, guided by our expert faculty. You’ll be prepared to start your career in special needs classrooms, juvenile facilities, and community health centers. Or you’ll be ready to pursue a graduate education in psychology.
You'll transform lives and communities as a mental health counselor, hospital music therapist, grief counselor, mindfulness coach for stress management, and more. And the connections you make in your internships in places like the Franciscan Hospital for Children, Artists for Humanity, the Cambridge Public Schools, McLean Hospital, Horizons for Homeless Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and more will help launch your career.