Psychology Department Mission

Operating within the strong liberal arts structure at Franklin College, the psychology department provides students with a scientific way of thinking and knowing about people and the world that prepares them for work in a variety of career fields.

Through engaged and active learning experiences, Franklin College students will develop transferable skills of scientific problem solving, information literacy, communication skills, and working with diversity. These are skills that are valued by future employers, and faculty work closely with students to develop and achieve their individual career goals.

Franklin College graduates with a psychology major can expect to be able to think about the world complexly and be able to make meaningful contributions in their communities. Students learn by doing, which enhances deep learning that will allow them to apply psychological concepts to solving problems in the world. A major in psychology opens numerous doors including jobs in business, health care, social services, and education, just to name a few. In addition, faculty mentorship provides you with support to develop your individual career path in psychology.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Research Methodology: Students will conduct a research project, grounded in the scientific method
  • Applying Psychological Principles: Students will apply psychological principles to real-world experiences.
  • Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate with others

Psychology and the Franklin College Family

The psychology department reflects the strong liberal arts tradition at Franklin College. The major encourages development of skills of critical thinking, quantitative and information literacy, and oral and written communication, which are part of the foundation of liberal education. The department also encourages students to engage in their communities, study abroad to learn about other cultures, and provides strong career preparation for graduates.