Courses of Study
majors in Psychology?
Psychology as a major field of study appeals to students interested in
a scientific approach to understanding human thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
The Alverno Psychology program can prepare you for a variety of positions
in places like governmental and non-governmental human services organizations;
non-profit community advocacy; business and industry settings; graduate
school in Psychology, both in clinical and research specializations; and
other professional graduate training, such as law, education, and social
work. You will prepare yourself for this kind of future by taking a variety
of courses in which you will develop the abilities required of all Psychology
majors at Alverno.
for the Psychology major and support
The major and support in Psychology expose students to a broad base of
psychological theory and methodological issues in research and clinical
practice. Students majoring in Psychology at Alverno gain proficiency
in five advanced outcomes:
construct plausible psychological explanations for complex human
behavior relying on reasoning and evidence.
solve problems of human experience, using and evaluating a variety
interact and communicate with people in a variety of professional
contexts, including collaborating on research teams, assisting others
in resolving life challenges, and presenting research conclusions
in oral and written formats.
accurately discern the quality of her own performance in various
roles (e.g., academic, professional, civic, and personal) and in
various settings in order to demonstrate insight into her individual
style, to identify her strengths, and to set goals based on the
weaker aspects of her performance.
Insight and Action
|| To respond to the needs of others with sensitivity to various perspectives,
including cultural, national,
economic, and spiritual differences; to act both interpersonally
and in working with groups, with integrity, initiative, and vision
in relationship to the APA Code of Ethics and the APA Guidelines
for Serving Diverse Populations.
course sequence for a Psychology major
of courses will depend on a number of factors, including whether you attend
full-time or part-time, whether you have transfer credits or credit for
prior learning, and when courses are offered. However, you may find this
example a useful guide in working with your advisor.
While planning your course sequence, you may find these descriptions helpful.
Lists of prerequisites are included for each class.
and Other Drug Abuse (AODA)
In addition to a standard Psychology degree, we offer a separate AODA
track, with the opportunity to do specialized work towards Wisconsin certification
as an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse counselor. This page will provide you
with more details about the program.
majors complete two semester-long internships as part of their training.