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The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan '70, JD
Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Working within the liberal arts tradition, the Psychology program at HNU offers students multiple opportunities to learn about human experience, development, and interaction through classroom instruction, research activities, and internships. Students not only take courses in the traditional areas of cognitive, developmental, social, personality, and clinical psychology but also learn, with the help of mentoring faculty, how to conduct psychological research and how to present work at professional meetings.

All students working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology take a two-semester foundation course, three methodology courses (Statistics, Experimental Psychology, and Field Methods), and a senior seminar. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students also select six additional courses that meet their individual needs and interests. Students may put together their own course of study or choose from five pre-established plans, designed as preparation for graduate school or careers in research, teaching, business, counseling, community service, or ministry.

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