Alumni Reflections

"I believe (or at least like to think) that I have made many wise decisions in my life. One decision I have made that I know was possibly the wisest of all, was majoring in Psychology. I have used all that I have learned studying Psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland on a daily basis. Since obtaining my degree I have been employed by two highly accredited organizations that have provided me with numerous life-changing experiences. I worked as a Caseworker with the Choice Program where I worked with at-risk and gang-involved adolescents and their families. I then worked for the Institute for Family Centered Services as a Family Centered Specialist, where I provided home-based family therapy. Had I not received a degree in Psychology from such an incredible college filled with such highly-educated and motivated professors, I would not be writing this post about my past successes. Best major there is (in my opinion)." ~Brian Mansky '07

Psychology Courses

The psychology department offers more than 35 courses. This broad selection reflects the diverse scholarly interests of our faculty, from learning and cognition to cross-cultural psychology to children's mental health.

A sampling of our course offerings:

  • Learning and Cognition
  • Physiological and Sensory Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Psychology of Women
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Special Topics Courses. E.g., Psychology and the Law, Human Sexuality, Adulthood and Aging
  • Infant and Child Development
  • Adolescence
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy with Laboratory
  • Sensation with Laboratory
  • Drugs, Brains, and Behavior

Students make observations and ask questions during Baby Day in Psyc331

See Catalog for Full Listing of Psychology Courses and Descriptions

Students with a particular interest in the brain should consider the Minor in Neuroscience.