Program: The Psychology Program at the University of Montevallo offers students excellent preparation in the field of Psychology, equipping them, upon graduation, for entry into graduate school or into a professional career. Psychology majors may also be interested in the Psychology / Social Work Double Major.
Career Opportunities: Career opportunities for graduates of the Psychology Program are interesting and varied. Some graduates have found employment with agencies in mental health, substance abuse, adolescent treatment, nursing homes or senior citizens' programs, and with state and/or federal governments. Other graduates have gone into industrial market research, hospital administration, employee assistance, counseling or law school. Still others have chosen the field of education as the way to use their Psychology training. Teaching Psychology at the high school or college level, pursuing graduate training in school counseling and guidance, or graduate training in School Psychology are rewarding options.
Psychology Curriculum: The undergraduate curriculum is designed to cover the major areas of Psychology. For students interested in attending graduate school in Psychology, there are opportunities to engage in individual research projects with professors.
PSYC 201 Foundations in Psychology
PSYC 203 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work
PSYC 300 Descriptive Statistics
PSYC 304 Special Topics in Psychology I
PSYC 305 Special Topics in Psychology II
PSYC 306 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSYC 307 Psychology of Death
PSYC 310 Psychopathology
PSYC 311 Substance Abuse
PSYC 312 Psychology in Film
PSYC 321 Social Psychology
PSYC 322 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
PSYC 340 Cognition Psychology
PSYC 345 Principles of Learning
PSYC 350 Forensic Psychology
PSYC 351 Clinical Psychology
PSYC 352 Health Psychology
PSYC 370 Personality
PSYC 415 Human Factors
PSYC 418 Psychological Testing
PSYC 420 Sensation & Perception
PSYC 425 Biological Psychology
PSYC 430 Experimental Psychology and Inferential Statistics
PSYC 445 Sex Roles, Gender, and Culture
PSYC 489 Individual Research in Psychology
PSYC 499 Senior Seminar in the History of Psychology: A Capstone Experience
Psi Chi: The national honorary society, Psi Chi, promotes communication between Psychology students and faculty. Its members also serve as mentors for new psychology majors.
Scholarship: A scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Katherine Vickery, Professor Emeriti and former chair of the Psychology Department. It is awarded by the Psychology faculty each spring to a senior Psychology major who has shown outstanding academic achievement and potential for excellence in the profession.
Graduate Work: Graduates of the Psychology Program at the University of Montevallo have been accepted into various doctoral programs in Experimental Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology at universities throughout the United States. Students seeking a master's degree have been accepted into Experimental, Clinical, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology programs. Other Psychology graduates have entered master’s degree programs in Social Work, Student Personnel, Counseling, Public Health Administration and Criminal Justice.
If you are interested in more information or have questions regarding the Psychology program at the University of Montevallo, please contact:
Dr. Kristen Gilbert
Comer Hall 301B
Montevallo, AL 35115