To best accommodate the diverse schedules and needs of its students, the Psychology program offers all of its core curriculum courses on a variety of days, at an array of times, and at several locations.
The Psychology department offers several study options, allowing our students the opportunity to customize a program that best matches their personal interests and career paths. Psychology majors can choose a minor in another field, double major in psychology and sociology, or complete the major with a concentration in rehabilitation.
For the rehabilitation concentration, you can focus on either medical, psychiatric or drug/alcohol rehabilitation. Our Early Access and Bridge programs allow you to begin your M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling while you’re still in your senior year of an undergraduate degree.
Graduate Bridge and Early Access Programs
Graduate bridge programs are accelerated courses of study that lead to master’s degrees in social work, business and elementary education. These programs permit you to begin working on a master’s degree while you’re still completing undergraduate requirements. If you attend summer sessions, you can complete your graduate work in only one additional year after you receive your bachelor’s degree.
This program is available to qualified senior psychology and/or sociology majors. In your senior year, you can take up to 12 credit hours at the graduate level, which count toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.
Elementary Education Bridge
You can apply for this program during the fall of your junior year. You will complete course work in psychology and education at the undergraduate level. During your fifth year, you’ll complete the requirements for the Master of Arts in Elementary Education and for certification to teach the elementary grades in public schools.
Social Work Bridge
This program is open to qualified senior psychology/sociology double majors. As a senior, you can take up to 12 hours of graduate credit in St. Louis University’s Master of Social Work program.
Early Access: M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
The Early Access program lets you accelerate your progress toward an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. In your senior year, you can take up to 6 credit hours at the graduate level, which count toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.
Maryville’s Psychology/Sociology Club, which welcomes all students interested in psychology, was established in the fall of 2006. Some of the club’s activities you can look forward to include guest speakers, graduate school panels, community service projects and social gatherings. You might also enjoy getting involved with M*PWR - Maryville Promoting Women’s Rights.
In addition to these organizations, in September 2008, Maryville installed a chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Founded in 1929, Psi Chi recognizes those who maintain excellence in scholarship, and work to advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to psychology majors and minors who meet the qualifications.
Meet the Faculty – held in September
Graduate School Information Night – held in the fall
Career Night – held at the beginning of the spring semester
M*PWR Charity Trivia Night – held annually
Maryville Race Against Violence – held the last Sunday in March