College of Arts and Sciences
Students majoring in psychology study human behavior and mental process, as both the individual and group levels. This includes studying: The mind, the brain, human and animal social interactions and more. Through our wide range of courses and areas of focus: social, cognitive, abnormal, personality and developmental, students are prepared for a carer in a variety of human service settings.
All Senior Psychology students are required to complete a Senior Seminar Research Project. Students work with one another to design and implement research projects on topics of personal interest.
Students have been able to present their research at the Great Plains Psychology Conference, the Nebraska Psychological Society Conference, and Doane University’s Mind Expo.
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Job Outlook: +22% from 2018-28
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Requirements for the Psychology Major:
Complete the following:
A total of 35 credits in Psychology including:
Complete the following cognate course:
Past students have collaborated with faculty members in ongoing research through Doane University’s undergraduate summer research program, an honor lab, or through individual work with a professor.
Previous research projects have included topics such as:
- Social Perception of Sexual Assault Victims
- Coping Strategies in Reaction to the Break-up of Romantic Relationships
- Gender Stereotyping
- Responsibility about Victims of Crime, or Other Negative Events
- Counterfactual Thinking
- Barriers to Mental Health Service Utilization in Underserved Populations