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Psychology Major

Studying psychology at Grand View emphasizes interaction with skilled instructors and hands-on learning. Internships, research training and a curriculum designed to help students build a strong knowledge base contribute to success in both graduate school and employment.

You'll understand behavior and mental processes, apply strategies for self-management and self-improvement, use critical and creative thinking to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Wondering whether you should pursue social work, psychology, or human services?

Explore the differences

Why Grand View?

  • Research preparation for graduate school
  • Small classes mean personal attention from faculty
  • Opportunities to attend and present at national conferences
  • Courses in our Psychology Research Track encourage you to select a topic of special interest early in the program and to study it in depth throughout several courses
  • Experienced faculty with extensive research and clinical experience
  • Available entirely online, which allows you to continue your education while working in the field at the same time
Career Options

The psychology program at Grand View will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Your future awaits as a:

  • Behavioral Health Interventionist
  • Bereavement or Medical Counselor
  • Psychological Services or Management
  • Labor Relations Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Gerontologist
  • Graduate School (mental health counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist and psychologist)

What Can I Do With This Major?

Course Requirements
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Awards and Accomplishments


Recent graduates often go on to careers in the mental health field working in hospitals, offices, or clinics. Many have chosen to take their interest further by attending graduate schools that include Drake University and University of Iowa as well as international programs such as the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona or the International University of Sarajevo in Bosnia.

Is Psychology Right for You?

3 Fun Facts About Psychology

See if you can "psych" out of these psych fun facts:

  1. Placebos can often offer as much relief as actual treatments.
  2. Most people experience déjà vu about a conversation or a dream.
  3. Posting a calorie chart in fast food restaurants leads people to choose less healthy foods.
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