Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Few things are as fascinating as human behavior. At Lawrence Tech, your interest in psychology can be transformed into a rewarding and fulfilling career. The occupational outlook for psychologists is bright, with a variety of career tracks available at all degree levels.
Lawrence Tech's major in psychology can prepare you for immediate entry into a variety of careers based on understanding human motivation and interaction. The degree also can provide a solid foundation for advanced and professional degrees. Psychology is among the fastest growing professional areas, and Lawrence Tech offers you three pathways into this exciting field: clinical psychology, industrial/ organizational psychology, or premed/biobehavioral psychology.
Students working toward a bachelor's degree in psychology at Lawrence Tech begin with a core of foundational course work and finish with interdisciplinary course work and electives in the individual concentrations. Each concentration requires students to participate in basic and applied behavioral research, including cutting-edge laboratory experience, and offers hands-on experience in the workplace through internships.
“Through my studies, my research, and my internship at Lawrence Tech, I’ve gained insight into what the working world is really like. Thanks to Lawrence Tech, I feel I’m prepared to take on whatever challenges come my way.”
This concentration offers a broadbased understanding of individual and group behavior. After building a foundation in human development, social psychology, and abnormal psychology, you will move to more specialized courses. You can explore, for example, learning and memory, the relationship between drugs and behavior, and how people function in organizations. You will study the old masters, such as Freud and Pavlov, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Graduates with this concentration most often work in health related fields and frequently work in schools with children and adolescents. The clinical psychology concentration is also solid preparation for work toward advanced degrees. Those who wish to pursue a master's degree elsewhere may become eligible for the Limited License in Psychology. This can help you enter the fields of psychological testing and applied social psychology as well as find a career in human services dealing with chemical dependency, public health, family counseling, labor relations, or social work. With a doctorate in clinical psychology, you can obtain full licensure to provide assessment and treatment, working in academic settings, hospitals, community health centers, or private practice.
By choosing this option, you can prepare to work in industry and business immediately after graduation. You will explore leadership, decision-making, motivation, organizational behavior management, cultural diversity in the workplace, job performance, and recruiting, testing, and training in both psychology and business administration courses.
The industrial/organizational psychology program can be especially useful for students who wish to prepare for advanced degrees, such as the MBA, or to combine graduate study in psychology with other business training.
The focus of this concentration is to prepare you for medical school or for a career in the exciting field of biotechnology. Lawrence Tech's psychology program seeks to provide not only a solid foundation in science, mathematics, computers, and the humanities, but also with an integrated academic and technical background in psychopharmacology and the behavioral sciences that can enhance your eligibility for employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or health-related industries.
This option fulfills the requirements for Lawrence Tech's premedical program. Psychology is, in fact, one of the three most popular undergraduate majors, along with biology and chemistry, for students applying to medical school. A psychology degree can give you a distinct advantage, preparing you for the preprofessional entrance exams and allowing you to specialize later in neuroscience, psychiatry, and a variety of medical specialties.
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