Customizing Your Psychology Degree
Psychology is a diverse field and attracts students with varied interests. We encourage all psychology majors to pursue their interests through careful planning of their psychology and non-psychology coursework, participation in experiential learning opportunities, and study abroad.
Here are just some ways our majors can shape their experience at Providence College:
Do an off-campus internship. Sophomore and junior psychology majors can earn course credit toward the major for working as an intern 8-10 hours/week.
Get involved in research. Psychology majors often serve as research assistants in laboratories on- and off-campus. Students working in on-campus labs can earn course credit toward the major.
Double-major or earn a minor in a related field. The psychology major allows plenty of freedom for students to explore other interests, like education, business, and public service.
Independent Study. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students can create and carry out their own project. Students interested in completing an independent study project should download our Independent Study Guide for more information.
Our majors go on to work, study, and serve in a wide variety of fields. Recent graduates have committed to years of service to organizations like Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries; have entered the workforce as teachers, sales associates, and research assistants; and have been accepted into graduate programs in Marriage and Family Therapy, Speech Language and Pathology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Developmental Psychology.