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Why Psychology at Valpo?

Experiential learning is the cornerstone of our Psychology program. You’ll hone observational and experimental methods in laboratory courses as well as independent research programs. In fact, with the guidance and support of our student-focused faculty, you may find yourself examining assessment practices in a juvenile correctional facility, or even observing the curiosity of toddlers as they begin to navigate the world of spoken language.

If the desire to help others is a primary motivating factor for you, multiple opportunities to learn practical skills await. Gain valuable experience in an internship serving a variety of community agencies in Northwest Indiana

Psychology Highlights


Many psychology courses offer a field-work component that gives students first-hand experience in environments where mental-health professionals and researchers work.

Diverse Possibilities

The career opportunities for Psychology majors are diverse. It will prepare graduates for a variety of careers.

Experts and Mentors

Professors at Valpo help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity.

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The Confidence to Choose
As a senior at Valpo, Holly Buckman wrestled with a momentous decision — whether or not to enroll in a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology. She enjoyed her undergraduate work at Valpo, but was she ready to invest the next several years of her life in an advanced degree?
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