Homecoming 2011. Recent gathering of Psych alumni and faculty
Alma's Psychology Department encourages students to look at thought and action from a scientific perspective, to undertake independent research projects and to gain experience in practicum settings.
Undergraduate work in Psychology is required for professional preparation in a wide range of psychological specialties and neuroscience; it also provides an appropriate foundation for work in such areas as cognitive science, public health, law, medicine, social work, management and the ministry.
In addition to giving students a thorough understanding of the various sub-fields of Psychology, we try to provide opportunities not available at many other institutions. In our introductory course, students conduct experiments rather than just read about them. In upper level courses, they use professional tools to engage in their own original research. Other examples include international travel to sites that are important to the history of the field, and opportunities to learn specialized skills such as psychophysical measurement, linguistic analysis, and electron microscopy.