Psychology is a fascinating, multi-dimensional field of study and professional practice. Students who declare this major learn the various subfields of the discipline and are prepared to take their place in prominent graduate degree programs at major institutions across the nation. Should you select Psychology as your major, you will be linked with an advisor who will guide you through an efficient course selection process. You will have the opportunity to become actively engaged in research activities, the Psychology Club, and the “Last Thursday” events. These are designed to expand your knowledge and assist you with successful matriculation through the program.
Purpose and Goals of the Department of Psychological SciencesThe goal of the department is to aid the student in (1) acquiring knowledge and developing skills for entry-level professional service, (2) understanding and embracing the scientific nature of the field, (3) preparing for entry into graduate programs, (4) receiving a Christian perspective of psychology, and (5) expanding an understanding of self and others with an appreciation of the origin and nature of individual differences from the psychological viewpoint.
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2016 GraduatesWhat can you do with this degree?Psychology graduates are entering a multiplicity of occupations including business, law, government, private practice or mental health agency employment, and education. For a list of careers, visit www.apa.org
Affirmation From Students/AlumniEric Sweeting—Class of 2015: “When I transferred to Oakwood University, I found the campus environment to be friendly and caring. Teachers in the department actively sought out students to mentor and encourage.”
Paige Reynolds—Former Psychology Club President: “I found my calling and passion when I chose Psychology as my major. I had not worked so hard in my life. The experience was truly rewarding. My confidence level grew beyond my expectation.”
High School PreparationA strong academic background will be valuable for the potential psychology major, with emphasis on biology, computer skills, mathematics, and social sciences.Application for AdmissionStudents seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Psychology will be admitted upon completion of the following admission criteria:
Submission of departmental application in the fall semester of student’s sophomore year. Applications must be obtained from and returned to the department.A college GPA of at least 2.50. This GPA must be maintained until graduation.
Exit ExaminationAll majors in psychology are required to take an exit examination during their senior year with a minimum 70 percent passing grade. If a passing score is not achieved the first time, students may apply to take the exam again. All retakes must be approved by the Psychology department.
PsychologyGreen Hall7000 Adventist Blvd NWHuntsville, AL 35896
Phone: (256) 726-7047Fax: (256) 726-7046
Chair: Martin C. Hodnett, Psy.D.Office: (256) 726-7052Email: firstname.lastname@example.org