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OVERVIEW

fegWelcome to the Psychology and Counseling Department of Alvernia University. We hope you'll take some time to get acquainted with our B.S.in Psychology program. If you're interested in studying psychology, chances are you’re fascinated by human thought processes and behaviors, and you feel ready to start the scientific study of those topics. Alvernia faculty members can teach you a lot about those things. You might be surprised, though, about how much you’ll learn about yourself and the world around you while studying psychology. It’s not only a fascinating major, it’s a major that helps prepare you for life by teaching you important skills like communication and critical thinking.
WHY AU

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FRESHMAN YEAR

Think Globally
  • Explore opportunities for study abroad, alternative break trips, pilgrimage to Assisi, the Washington Center and service trips.
  • Start at the Study Abroad Office or studyabroad@alvernia.edu.
Take the Right Classes
  • Review general education, University and Major requirements.
  • Be aware of which semester required courses are offered.
  • SHOULD WE LIST PARTICULAR COURSES FOR EACH YEAR?
  • Focus on getting good grades.
Get Good Advice
  • Get to know Psychology faculty and your advisor.
  • Visit the Educational Planning Center on the first floor of Bernardine Hall.
Real Life Learning
  • Explore opportunities for upcoming practicums.
  • Utilize skills acquired in First Year Experience.
Make the Right Connections
  • Identify peers that support my academic goals.
  • Get involved with Psychology Club and other student clubs, along with community organizations.
Get Ready to Graduate
  • Develop a working resume.
  • Assess my strengths, weaknesses and interests.
  • Begin the process of obtaining all required background checks and clearances.
SOPHOMORE YEAR

Think Globally
  • Review opportunities for extended learning and, if interested, start planning with the Study Abroad Office.
Take the Right Classes
  • SHOULD WE LIST PARTICULAR COURSES FOR EACH YEAR?
  • Focus on getting good grades.
Get Good Advice
  • Talk to Psychology faculty and my advisor about my area(s) of interest within the field of Psychology.
  • Stay in touch with the Educational Planning Center.
Real Life Learning
  • Look into the Alternative Break program.
  • Shadow in jobs that related to my specific interests.
  • Look for part-time or summer jobs that relate to my interests.
  • Get familiar with the Educational Planning Center’s Internship data base.
Make the Right Connections
  • Volunteer for community service.
  • Stay involved in clubs and organizations.
  • Observe the roles of those in leadership positions.
  • Form study groups.
Get Ready to Graduate
  • Update my working resume.
  • Assess my strengths, weaknesses and interests.
  • Complete the process of obtaining all required background checks and clearances.
JUNIOR YEAR

Think Globally
  • Participate in Study Abroad program.
  • Participate in service trips or “May”mester.
Take the Right Classes
  • SHOULD WE LIST PARTICULAR COURSES FOR EACH YEAR?
  • Focus on getting good grades and improving GPA.
  • Work with advisor to make sure I’m on track to graduate on time.
Get Good Advice
  • Talk to faculty members about career opportunities.
  • Stay in touch with the Educational Planning Center.
  • Get familiar with Vault.com, a career services library available on Educational Planning Center’s website.
Real Life Learning
  • Look into the Alternative Break program.
  • Shadow in jobs that related to my specific interests.
  • Look for part-time or summer jobs that relate to my interests.
  • Get familiar with the Educational Planning Center’s Internship data base.
Make the Right Connections
  • Assume leadership roles on campus.
  • Connect with alumni in my field.
  • Attend Psychology Department Alumni dinner.
Get Ready to Graduate
  • Get feedback on working resume from Educational Planning Center.
  • Get resume ready for practicum applications and job fairs.
  • Work on getting recommendations.
  • Attend Career Planning opportunities such as job fairs and practice interviews.
  • Look for coaching opportunities.
SENIOR YEAR

Think Globally
  • Look for service opportunities.
Take the Right Classes
  • Complete Practicum I and Practicum II.
  • LIST OTHER COURSES?
Get Good Advice
  • Work closely with advisor to make sure I’m on track to graduate on time.
  • Stay in touch with the Educational Planning Center.
  • Talk to faculty members about career opportunities.
  • Ask for advice from professionals in my area of interest.
Real Life Learning
  • Do well in practicums.
Make the Right Connections
  • Continue in leadership roles on campus.
  • Connect with alumni in my field – attend Alumni Mixer.
  • Attend Psychology Department Alumni dinner.
  • Meet professionals in the community who work in my area of interest.
Get Ready to Graduate
  • Fine tune my resume.
  • Get resume ready for practicum applications and job fairs.
  • Search for jobs through Vault.com.
  • Finalize recommendations.
  • Attend Career Planning opportunities such as job fairs and practice interviews.
  • Attend the Alvernia Job Fair.
AFTER AU

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