Psychology at SIUE
Psychology is both a scholarly, scientific discipline which seeks to understand and explain behavior, and an applied profession which seeks to alleviate psychological problems and enhance human potential. In the Department of Psychology at SIUE, undergraduate courses in psychology acquaint students with the methods used and the knowledge gained by psychologists in their continuing efforts to understand mental processes and behavior. Students in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior study basic psychological processes, such as learning, cognition and motivation; the development of behavior, personality, and coping skills from conception through old age; human interaction in social settings; and the effects of physical and psychological stress upon coping skills and mental health.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Students obtaining an undergraduate degree in psychology from SIUE will be well-prepared to pursue a variety of both public and private sector careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth is projected to be strong among popular career choices for those majoring in psychology. Career choices such as mental health counseling, human resource management, psychologist, rehabilitation counseling, correctional officer, sales management, survey research and market research analyst are expected to see 17 percent growth, on average, through the year 2022, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. For many careers, including becoming a licensed psychologist, graduate-level training is required.