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Psychology

About the Program

Psychology is the science of mental processes and behavior that is examined at Ferrum College by using a trifocal lens of biological, psychological, and social-cultural perspectives. The mission of the undergraduate program in Psychology at Ferrum College is to prepare students for a diverse range of careers and advanced degrees that can be enhanced by having a better understanding of the mind and human behavior. Our program educates students about diverse topics within psychology, teaches critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, develops professional writing and communication skills, and provides students with opportunities to perform research and gain first-hand experience in the field. Our program encourages students to explore various subfields within our profession so that students can find their passion and tailor their degree to their long-term goals. We want all students of Ferrum College to succeed, and believe psychological principles can inform and enrich any area of expertise. Let us help you tailor a major in psychology at Ferrum College to meet your needs – contact any of our faculty listed below for more information!

Angie L. Dahl
Dean of the School of Health Professions and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., Luther Seminary
M.S., Ed.S. and Ph.D., Utah State University
Megan St. Peters
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of the Ozarks
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Sharon E. Stein
Program Coordinator of Psychology
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Western Reserve University
M.S.., Ohio University
Ph.D., Ohio University

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Psychology: psychology@ferrum.edu.

Psychology curriculum may include:

  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Science of Sleep

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

  • Research: Students work closely with faculty members on research projects that often culminate in a presentation of their work at regional and national conferences.
  • Service Learning: Students are given the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills acquired in the psychology program to work with people and programs in the community.
  • Psi Chi: Honor society in Psychology
  • Sigma Psi Delta: Psychology Club

What can I be with a Major in Psychology?

  • Criminologist
  • Day Care Provider
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Employment Counselor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Organizational Psychologist
  • Personnel Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Welfare Worker