Huntington’s psychology courses are discussion-based and incorporate hands-on learning. These types of classes encourage students to talk about course content, make informed decisions about psychological issues, use critical thinking skills to solve real-world issues, and cross the bridge from knowing to doing. Psychology majors have many opportunities to interact with the psychology professors who challenge the students to learn and grow. Practicums and internships, offering even more practical experience, are also an encouraged part of the psychology curriculum. Students can be placed in psychology-related fields where they gain actual practice in using the knowledge they have learned in the classroom, and start to develop connections with possible future employers. Past students have completed practicums in a variety of areas, including counseling, welfare, youth services, and industrial- organizational development.
Psychology majors are capable of pursuing many jobs that are people-related. The majority of psychology majors choose a vocation in social service where they work in counseling or with youth; however, options in teaching, management, and other areas are also open to graduates with psychology degrees.