Psychology – Program Features

Project Based Learning

Maryville’s uniquely customized programs of study and applied learning experiences prepare our graduates for numerous careers and graduate studies in areas such as counseling, social work, and law.

Small class sizes allow students to work directly with faculty on research projects as well as design and conduct independent projects. Students also can choose from some of our unique electives including sport psychology, forensic psychology, trauma and multicultural psychology

Because of our strong relationships with companies and many nonprofit organizations in St. Louis, psychology majors can complete internships in their areas of interest. Recently, our students completed 7,500 hours of service at more than 40 sites.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

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