With small class sizes, one-on-one interaction with faculty, and a curriculum based within a Christian context, Union's psychology degree will equip you with a broad foundation to achieve your career goals. READ MORE
Psychology majors have many career options. Union alumni are employed in a wide range of occupations including: clinical psychologist, counselor, school psychologist, probation officer, child and adolescent therapist, family services coordinator, director of mental health, social service specialist, college counselor, hospital counselor, pastoral care director, minister to young married couples, children's hospital psychologist, college dean, physical therapist, attorney, social worker, chaplain, psychological examiner, college professor, assistant director for a child abuse prevention center, executive director for the Girl Scouts, psychotherapist, youth minister, social counselor for the Department of Human Resources, employment coordinator, vocational rehabilitation counselor, youth services officer, private investigator, and director of missions.
Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.
Advisor: Dr. David Vickery
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to majors who have completed 3 semesters, including 9 semesters hours in PSY courses with a CUM GPA of 3.0 and PSY GPA of 3.5.
Advisor: Dr. David Vickery
The Psychology Club, open to all students, provides information regarding graduate programs and job opportunities for PSY majors and minors, provides information about and encourages the reading of current writings in the field, encourages association among Psychology students, promotes scholastic achievement, and provides information to students who want to learn more about the major.
The senior psychology major students enrolled in the Applied Research course in the fall semester of 2010 designed, measured, and analyzed the data gathered for their research project: Academic Satisfaction and Performance as Functions of Optimism, Sleep, and Perceived Stress. They wrote an extensive review of pertinent literature and proposed the research method, then collected the data and performed the statistical analysis and integrated the findings into a discussion of the results. In the spring semester of 2011, these students created a power point presentation and shared their research experience in a paper presentation at Middle Tennessee State University on April 16, 2011 at the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association conference. They also shared their experience in the same format at the Union University Scholarship Symposium on May 3, 2011.