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Psychology (BA), Psychology (BS), Psychology Minor
You may not know exactly what career you'll pursue after college, but one thing is certain: it will involve working with people. With a psychology major, you'll gain the skills and insight to help and work with people in any environment.
At Calvin, you'll start by asking big questions about human thinking and behavior. What makes us human? How does studying the brain provide insight into God’s creativity and purpose for us?
To find answers, you’ll learn from top-notch Christian faculty who have deep experience in many different fields. You could do an internship in Grand Rapids' famous medical community, which includes the nation's fifth-largest mental health facility. You could work with autistic children, help rehabilitate prisoners, or serve at a non-profit.
It all adds up to practical experience and knowledge that will prime you for success no matter where you go.
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A deep understanding of human thinking and behavior gives you a huge advantage in a career in law. Discover how your psychology major fits neatly into Calvin’s pre-law program.
Discover why so many Calvin graduates succeed in med school and health care careers—and how a psychology major prepares you to do the same.
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