The human mind is a crazy-smart technological system. Why do people behave the way they do? How does the brain work? If you’re fascinated by people and enjoy learning about what makes them tick, then psychology is the perfect program for you.
As a psychology major at Michigan Tech, you’ll have close interaction with faculty members. Your course work will include a commitment to the scientific method—research design and statistical analysis—and you’ll gain experience using cutting-edge technology, such as eye-trackers, Google glasses, a usability suite, virtual reality interfaces, and neurophysiological recording equipment.
What You Need to Know About This Program
- Michigan Tech’s psychology program allows you to specialize in developmental, cognitive, social psychology, or other areas that interest you.
- We have almost a 100 percent placement rate in graduate school for those who apply.
- You can lead your own research project. Past projects have involved human-technology interaction and the factors influencing students’ motivation and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.
- You have the opportunity to work with faculty on their research as an undergraduate—something reserved for graduate students at many schools.
- The skills you gain through the strong emphasis on research methodology and communication skills—both written and verbal—will prepare you well for employment or graduate school.
Sure, Michigan Tech is a technological university, but believe us—it’s not crazy at all to think about incorporating loads of smart research into your undergraduate major. Many psychology students have presented research projects as co-authors at local, regional, and national psychological conferences and have been co-authors on published scientific papers, including work appearing in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Brain and Cognition, and the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.