Psychology is often defined as the scientific study of the mind and behavior. 的 American Psychological Association (APA) suggests that 心理科学 embraces all aspects of the human experience: from the function of the brain to the action of nations, from child development to care of the aged. 的 focus on the scientific aspect of psychology is highlighted by the Association for 心理科学.

When most people think of 心理科学, they often think of the clinical and counseling professions - that is, providing therapy to people in need. However, psychological science has many subfields and divisions, as evidenced by the American Psychological Association Science in Action page, APA内部的部门. Experimental psychologists study such things as learning, 内存, 创造力, 判断和决策, 运动性能, 动机, dating and mating behavior and much more. 临床 and counseling psychologists may be involved in research about what makes practice effective. Within the domain of business, human factors and industrial-organizational psychologists work on many important concerns about making our work environments more effective. 


Students completing undergraduate degrees in psychological sciences develop many career skills valued by employers. For more information, review the Transferable Skills Resource from the American Psychological Association.  

A recent publication from APA for psychology students identified 300 careers, many for those with undergraduate degrees  (Appleby, 2017 An Online Career Exploration Resource for Psychology 专业) 


  • Business, Advertising and Finance
  • 儿童及家庭
  • 教育
  • 卫生及医疗服务
  • 人力资源
  • 法律及执法
  • 军事 
  • Traditional areas of psychology (Academic, 临床, 咨询, 认知发展, 刑事, 法医, 健康, 媒体, 神经心理学, 个性, 公共卫生等等 
  • 社会及公众服务
  • 灵性 
  • Sport, Recreation and Fitness
  • 技术
  • 治疗

Please be sure to visit with your advisor to discuss career options and planning. 

As a student in the Chadron State 心理科学 program, you will have choices among classes in a wide variety of subfields in Psychology: experimental, 不正常的, 认知, 发展, 生理, 个性, 以及社会心理学. We have recently added courses in gender, 健康心理学, industrial-organizational psychology, 临床心理学, sport psychology and psychology and law. 

You will complete coursework in psychological sciences, 必要的研究, a major or minor in another area. 的 ability to select a minor from another area allows you to personalize your degree and career plan. Some minors can be completed online. Minors that might be of interest to psychological sciences students include: 

  • 生物学 
  • Communication Arts (several options) 
  • 刑事司法 
  • Family and Consumer Science (several options, including Public 健康, Child and Family) 
  • Mental 健康 (four new minors added) 
  • 数学 

Psychology students at Chadron State College can complete their major coursework online or in a face-to-face setting. 班级通常很小. We encourage students to become part of the active campus environment, 包括学生社团, to engage in experiential learning in the form of internships. 

 心理科学 students develop important skills in critical thinking, research and writing as they learn more about the field of psychological science. 的se skills are important in a wide range of careers, as well as important for preparation for graduate school in psychological science or related programs. Please visit this page for more information about learning outcomes and degree programs in psychological sciences.


的 undergraduate 心理科学 program at Chadron State College adopted student learning outcomes associated with five learning goals developed by the American Psychological Association (APA).1 Students completing a major in 心理科学 will be tested through assignments embedded throughout the curricula as part of the assessment strategy adopted by the Undergraduate 心理科学 Program Committee.

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of psychology.

2. Use scientific reasoning and critical thinking in psychology.

3. 应用 ethical standards to psychological science and practice.

4. Demonstrate effective communication skills.

5. 应用 psychological content and skills to career goals.

Source: APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (Version 2.(2013年8月). 访问 to find the revised APA undergraduate program guidelines.