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Psychology at Keene State


Bachelors Degree in Psychology Overview

Whether your passion in the field is related to counseling, motivation, neuroscience, personality, cognitive processes, child and adolescent psychology, organizational psychology — you’ll find it here.

Core courses in the major give you the fundamentals for understanding psychology as a science. Elective courses will expand and enhance your knowledge. As a psychology major at Keene State, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in real-world experiences through field work, practica, and internships and to conduct independent research with faculty members exploring topics beyond the curriculum.

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Career and Other Opportunities

The psychology programs at Keene State can prepare you for success in a graduate program in psychology or a career in a psychology-related field, including:

  • counseling
  • human resources
  • marketing research
  • public policy
  • law and law enforcement
  • teaching
  • health care
  • and many other diverse fields

Core Courses

Psychology, B.A., Total Credits: 121

General Psychology

An introduction to the major topics involved in understanding the behavior of humans and animals. Topics include perception, cognition, social behavior, and psychopathology. Fall, Spring.

Psychological Statistics

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics used in psychological research. Topics include measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation, as well as probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Fall, Spring

Research Methods in Psychology

Methodologies of psychological research will be explored. Students will learn to conduct, evaluate, and interpret experiments within various subareas of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 251. Fall, Spring.

Brain and Behavior

This course examines how the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the endocrine system relate to human and animal behavior. Prerequisites: ISPSYC 101 or permission of instructor. One Biology course recommended. Fall, Spring.

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