The human mind is a complex thing. Our minds stipulate how we communicate, think, learn, feel, act and react to our surroundings. The psychology program at Indiana Tech is designed to teach you to understand the human brain and apply that knowledge to helping people. If you’re fascinated by studying people and enjoy working with them, then you’re made for a career in psychology. The primary focus of the psychology curriculum is to provide the foundation for a practitioner-oriented career. The specific goals of the program are:
- To develop an appreciation and understanding of human behavior
- To illustrate effective use of interpersonal communication skills
- To provide students with the basic skills needed for an entry level psychology position or for continued professional development, such as graduate study.
The curriculum also includes course requirements intended to prepare students interested in further graduate study and research.
Graduates with the bachelor’s degree in psychology may choose a career in many fields including:
- Human services
- Law enforcement
- Market research
- Residential assistant for children and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities
- Case manager
- Probation officer
- Substance abuse worker
A Tech success story
B.S., Psychology, 2014
Loni is a research associate at Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, a position she thanks Indiana Tech for helping her achieve.
“My overall experience at Indiana Tech gave me the tools to prepare for my future. The small classes allowed me to get to know professors better and learn from their experiences as well as developing a forever support system,” she said.
One significant experience came from working with professor Dr. Justin Boyce and two other students on a research project—a project that took the group to Las Vegas to present their findings. It was there that she connected with the Gateway organization.
“My goal was to become an addictions counselor, and because of the opportunities and experiences I had at Tech, I achieved that goal. Without the education, experiences and support I received throughout my college career, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”