- Nazareth Strengths
- Private therapist
- Clinical researcher
- Human resources
- Social worker
- University professor
- Community organizer
- John F. Kennedy School in Berlin
- Seneca Park Zoo
- Rochester Psychiatric Center
- Veterans Administration
- ARC of Monroe County
- Boston College
- Syracuse University
- University of Rochester
- SUNY Geneseo
- Temple University
"I'm in my last year of grad school at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the Mental Health Counseling program! I'm a clinical intern at a residential home for youth who have experienced chronic trauma and neglect, doing group, individual, and family therapy. I cannot stress enough how well the Naz Department of Psychology prepared me for this experience! And pass on the current students that I knew the most of everyone in my class about stats and research methods thanks to Naz!"
How do people form opinions? Why do men and women perceive the world differently? How do video games affect learning in children? Is "multitasking" in the workplace really more efficient? Psychology is not simply the study of abnormal behavior. It's the science of how we behave, the key to questions of personality, intelligence, and social behavior.
Why Choose Nazareth for Psychology?
The B.A. in Psychology at Nazareth College is a liberal arts major that gives students a solid foundation with which to pursue graduate school in psychology or a career in any number of related fields. The program emphasizes research and fieldwork usually only found at the graduate level. For example, a gerontology course was taught on site at a local senior living community, where students took the class alongside residents. After Hurricane Katrina, students went to New Orleans to volunteer and witness the effects of a major disaster on women's economic, social, familial, and emotional well-being.
- Close-knit learning community with accessible faculty.
- Many opportunities for internships in nursing homes and community organizations like the Hillside Children's Center.
- Student-Faculty collaboration on research projects driven by both student and faculty areas of research interests.
- Specialty in two interdisciplinary minors: Gerontology and Women's Studies.
The prominent place given to research and experiential learning is intended to foster critical and precise thinking and clear communication in the use of evidence to support one's conclusions, as well as in making connections between one's intellectual life and life within the community. These are intellectual skills that stand one in good stead in daily life and in any number of career choices.
Dr. MaryAnn Flynn Bush
Dr. Bush received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Bradley University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling and Organizational Specialty from the
University of Illinois, Champaign. Her research interests include identity formation and
the evolution of human consciousness; particularly, in
the intersection of the psycho-spiritual with the historic-cultural
expression of identity in women.
Typical Class Schedule
- Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
- Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
- Other Perspectives I Credits: 6
As well as:
- ENGW 101 - College Writing I: Exposition
- ENGW 102 - College Writing II: Argument & Research
- ACS 101 - Academic and College Success
- FYS course taken with ACS 101
- PSY.Q 101 - Introduction to Psychology: Natural Science
- Perspectives I Credits: 9
- Math or Science Perspectives II* Credits: 3
- Electives Credits: 9
As well as:
- PSY.Q 102 - Introduction to Psychology: Social Science
- PSY 201 - Statistics and Research Methods I
- PSY 202 - Statistics and Research Methods II
- Perspectives II credits: 9
- Liberal arts elective credits: 3
- Elective credits: 6
- Psychology course credits: 12
- Liberal arts elective credits: 6
- Elective credits: 15
- Psychology course credits: 6
As well as:
- PSY 472 - History of Psychology or PSY 473 - Senior Seminar
- PSY 499 - Psychology Comprehensive