#3- The number three most popular major at High Point University for 2017-2018 is Psychology. The psychology department welcomes all those who are interested in the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The department offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. This program provides many options, allowing students to create an individualized academic plan that meets their particular needs and prepares them for a variety of post-graduation options. Specifically, graduates of the psychology program continue their education with graduate training in subareas of psychology, such as clinical, social, personality, developmental, cognitive, and industrial/organizational psychology. Other graduates complete post-baccalaureate training in professional fields such as law, business, medicine, and education. Our psychology graduates also choose employment in a variety of business and human service organizations. All students wishing to major in psychology should consider their career options early in their academic program and seek appropriate information and assistance from the psychology faculty.
Cross-Cultural Psychology Maymester: Students travel through Spain, Morocco and Portugal to observe and analyze the complex role culture plays in human behavior. While studying in the Iberian Peninsula, psychology students explore Moorish castles, wander exotic markets, see an exciting Flamenco show and experience rich culinary traditions.
Holistic Learning Through Internships
Our psychology program is enriched by a variety of experiential learning opportunities. Internships provide an opportunity for growth and hands-on learning. FIFTY-FIVE PERCENT of psychology students have completed an internship in their field, with organizations such as:
- Weisman Children’s Rehab Hospital
- ABC of North Carolina
- Metropolitan Police Dept.
- Mental Health Associates of the Triad
- Cornerstone Healthcare
- Pan American Health Organization
- Strauss Marketing & PR
- Windermere Preparatory School
- Center for Creative Leadership
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
- Quixote Group Research, Marketing & PR
- Cape Cod Baseball League (Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox)
- American University Stress and Emotions Lab