Department of psychology
The Saint Martin’s University Psychology Program has three interrelated
- To provide students with knowledge through classroom work and field
experience that will prepare them for entry-level positions in human
- To provide students with opportunities to examine and interpret
human lives and relationships through psychological perspectives.
- To help prepare interested students for graduate studies in
psychology and related fields.
To meet these objectives the University’s Psychology Program provides:
- A rigorous educational environment in which faculty members work
closely with their students.
- A faculty with extensive experience as educators and with applied
- Class sizes that enable students to receive individual attention.
- A strong liberal arts component that broadens career options and the
possibility of professional advancement.
The department structures coursework and field placements to integrate
experiential learning with rigorous study of psychology as the
scientific study of human beings.
The department's curriculum does not emphasize any single school of
thought. Instead, it provides a broad-based education in psychology that
gives students completing the program the skills and self-confidence to
use a variety of perspectives in their work with people.
Students may take as many as 12 internship credits while completing their
psychology major. Students pursue internships consistent with their own
interests in a variety of settings. These include school counseling,
youth outreach, parent and family support, juvenile and adult
corrections, drug and alcohol counseling, youth recreation leadership,
mental health counseling, case management, social welfare casework,
elder services, halfway house and shelter work, vocational
rehabilitation and personnel work.