"MCLA has a very research-oriented Psychology program. The small size allows you to research as an undergraduate. Students who go onto graduate school find they have had a great deal more research experience than students from other colleges." Maura Mills '05, Ph.D. Candidate, Kansas State University
Psychology at MCLA
As a Psychology major, you are encouraged to:
- Expand on classroom experience by conducting, writing about, and presenting research under faculty direction.
- Apply your knowledge through our extensive
internships and other activities related to the field.
Why MCLA is Different
Working with faculty members who are published scholars, you have opportunities to co-author professional articles and give presentations at regional and national psychology meetings. You are encouraged to participate in MCLA's annual undergraduate research conference and to join the student-run Psychology Society, which sponsors field trips, activities, and presentations. In addition, you can join other students who have received recognition and funding from the national Psi Chi organization.
Through a cooperative program with the New England Center for Children, a premier treatment and research center for autism spectrum disorders, you can spend a semester working directly with children under the close supervision of Center personnel. Our Behavior Analysis minor satisfies the coursework required for certification as a board certified associate behavior analyst.