As a psychology major at Mount Mercy, you will be prepared for entering a human service profession, such as clinical psychology, counseling, or a related field. The department of psychology presents a scientific approach to the study of individual behavior and experience. The goal is to provide you with an empirical and theoretical understanding of the basic knowledge, concepts, and methods of psychology.

The psychology major presents a scientific approach to the study of individual behavior and experience. The goal of the major is to provide an empirical and theoretical understanding of the basic knowledge, concepts, and methods of psychology. Though such understanding may lead to greater personal insight, the study of psychology is focused primarily on a body of empirical knowledge and theoretical formulations that aim to predict and explain behavior. The approach emphasizes both critical evaluation of evidence and awareness of the implications of psychological knowledge and theory for the lives of persons. Most psychology courses emphasize self-awareness and critical thinking.

A major in psychology is intended to prepare students for advanced study or entry into pre-professional employment. A psychology major also may function as the core of an educational program in preparation for continuing informal learning. Courses in basic skills for human service workers and internship in psychology are included to facilitate application of basic knowledge in real-life settings.

At Mount Mercy, you can use your psychology education to supplement training in related professional programs like business, social work, or nursing. Other complementary majors/minors include criminal justice and communications.

The Psychology Club will help you learn more about career paths and give you the opportunity to socialize with other students with similar interests. Many students attend psychology conferences held throughout the Midwest. Both on and off campus, you will have great opportunities to gain invaluable experience while at Mount Mercy.