Understand, interpret—and improve lives.
Counseling and therapy service demand is rising. So is the need for data crunching beyond the numbers. Your career path begins at Michigan Tech.
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and cognitive processes to understand the human condition and explain behavior using scientific methods. Psychologists serve as health practitioners who manage and treat psychological disorders, business professionals who foster a healthy and productive workplace, and researchers who solve practical problems. You’ll be prepared for graduate school or entry-level positions in numerous fields.
Eye-trackers, virtual reality interfaces, and applied cognitive science. Equip yourself to go beyond the numbers: interpret meaning, track trends, and gather insights. Scientific research offers opportunities for case study, content analysis, lab and field experiments, and surveys.
Crazy Smart Experiences:
- Gaining an extra technological edge in your education by using cutting-edge technology such as eye trackers, virtual-reality interfaces, and neurophysiological recording equipment
- Studying the relationship between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and creativity in children through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
- Co-authoring a paper that appears in professional journals such as the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Brain and Cognition, and the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
- Learning from world-class faculty in small classes, allowing you to know your professor on a first-name basis
Create the Future with Careers In:
- Behavioral analysis
- Human factors science
Huskies Get Hired By:
- Public health organizations
- Social services
- Private practices
"I loved the idea of studying people's behaviors; finding out why people are who they are and why they do what they do."
Take courses like:
- Developmental Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Critical Thinking for Social and Behavioral Sciences