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Analyzing human behavior

Your college years are a time to think deeply about the world around you. At SFA, you’ll do this thinking and learning amidst the gorgeous East Texas Piney Woods. And you may find yourself wondering about the influence of environment on human thinking and behavior. As you encounter a diverse population of Lumberjacks, you may question the role of peer influence in development and decision-making.

Turn these curiosities into a serious course of study by pursuing a degree in psychology. At SFA, world-class professors will lead you through an exploration of human behavior and thought processes. You’ll learn to seek answers to your questions through the framework of the scientific method. And you’ll graduate with knowledge and marketable skills useful not only for your career or graduate school but for understanding the world around you.

Diverse career choices

A psychology degree provides you with a strong foundation for your professional life. Your degree from SFA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Help clients work through their thoughts and emotions as a counselor, draw on your knowledge of human motivation at a marketing firm or analyze research data for community assistance organizations.

Learn more about careers in psychology.

Research-intensive experience

At SFA, you’ll do more than read textbooks and attend lectures and seminars. We emphasize research and hands-on learning, and we like to see you working alongside your professors in their individually equipped and specialized research laboratories.

You’ll have the opportunity to conduct research and assist in our faculty members’ research. Through our curriculum, all psychology undergraduates develop a research proposal, and most present their research findings at professional conferences. Some students even publish their findings.

Undergraduate programs and requirements

Bachelor of Science in psychology

Prepare for a career researching and analyzing data, counseling or working in diverse corporate and government roles with a psychology degree. Students will complete coursework covering topics such as scientific literacy in psychology and research design. Nine hours of psychology sub-disciplines and nine hours of psychology electives also are required.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in psychology

Prepare for a career researching and analyzing data, counseling or working in diverse corporate and government roles with a psychology degree. Students will complete coursework covering topics such as scientific literacy in psychology and research design. Nine hours of psychology sub-disciplines and nine hours of psychology electives also are required.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Minor in psychology

A minor in psychology gives you the type of insight into human behavior that is useful in almost any career. With the selection of courses in psychological statistics, experimental psychology and other appropriate electives, this minor will meet minimum admission requirements for graduate work in psychology.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Graduate programs and requirements

The Department of Psychology offers graduate courses for students interested in advanced degrees. Check them out here.

For more information on course offerings, please talk to your advisor.

Contact

Department of Psychology
936.468.4402
psychology@sfasu.edu

McKibben Education Building
Room 215

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13046, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

 

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