Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Gain Understanding of Human Development and Behaviour
PSYCHOLOGY AT CRANDALL Are you interested in exploring the why behind people’s actions? Are you intrigued by the workings of the human mind? If so, the study of Psychology may be an ideal major for you.
Bachelor of Arts 4-year program
When you study for a degree in Psychology at Crandall, you join in our quest for knowledge about individual development and behaviour in a social context. You will learn to evaluate research and grow in your understanding of psychological theories. Through your coursework, you will think critically and gain insights into yourself as well as others. You will explore different systems of therapy and visit hospitals where counselling and care are administered. By the time you graduate with a degree in Psychology, you will be well prepared to work in service and counselling organizations and to pursue advanced studies in Psychology or a related field.
What to expect when you graduate
Your Possible Career Paths & Areas of Continued Study:
• Mental Health Care • Behavioural Therapy • Criminal Profiling • Law Enforcement • Employment Counselling • Family Counselling • Education • Nursing • Law • Medicine • Physiotherapy • Public Relations • Human Resources • Counselling
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A degree in Psychology from Crandall University prepares you to work in certain counselling situations such as employment counselling, service agencies and similar entry-level positions. In order to advance in the field of psychology, most graduates need to pursue advanced training. Past Crandall graduates now work in mental health care, behavioural therapy, law enforcement, employment counselling, family counselling and residential treatment centers.
Special Program Highlights • Explore such interesting academic areas as early childhood development, developmental disabilities, gerontology, forensic psychology, criminology, perspectives on poverty, behaviour disorders and communication disorders. • Assist Psychology professors with their research projects to gain valuable firsthand experience. • Learn from interesting classroom guests such as counsellors who work in prisons and other therapeutic settings. • Discover more about yourself through intensive classroom activities like “Peeling back our individual stories” from our public selves to our private selves. • Get lots of support and mentoring throughout your degree in Psychology from your professors in our small class environment. • Visit area service agencies in Moncton with your classmates to understand the psychological services made available in the area. • Join the Psychology Society, a campus service organization composed of Psychology majors.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Interesting Courses You May Take
Sports Psychology – Examine some of the ways Psychology has been applied to the world of sports. Areas examined include methods of training and coaching, teamwork and leadership, motivation and stress and social issues in sports. Current theoretical perspectives of personality factors in sports and the psychological effects of sports will be investigated. Early Childhood Development – Apply developmental psychological findings to early childhood education and care, early experience and heredity, learning and perception, to understand how such factors affect the cognitive and social development of the young child. Case studies pertaining to early infantile autism and child abuse will be examined in detail. Environmental Psychology – This course updates students about transactions between individuals and their physical settings. In these transactions, individuals change the environment and, in turn, the environment changes their behaviour and experiences. The field encompasses theory, research and practice aimed at making buildings more humane and improving our relationships with the natural environment.