Psychology

Contemporary psychologists study human behavior, feelings, and thought. Students learn how functional and dysfunctional behavior patterns develop, and they learn how individuals' experiences are transformed through biological and neurological processes and psychological events. Research and statistics courses familiarize students with basic concepts in experimental design and analysis. The skills taught in the major prepare students to seek employment in a wide variety of social service or therapeutic settings in positions where they might be a counselor, personnel interviewer, case aide, market researcher, test administrator, research assistant, or rehabilitation worker. The undergraduate psychology major prepares the capable student for graduate programs in areas such as guidance, counseling, organizational psychology, social work, hospital administration, public health, and the criminal justice system. Psychology majors receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Social Sciences Department.

Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must meet the Academic Standards for Social Science majors described above, and they must also complete the major requirements listed below. Courses marked by the same superscript must be taken concurrently. 1, 2, 3

View the Psychology major Curriculum requirements.

Faculty Profile

Tessa LeRoux, Ph.DProfessor of Sociology; Director of Nancy Lawson Donahue ’49 Institute for Values and Public Life; Book Review Editor for Journal of Family Theory and ReviewTessa Leroux's main scholarly work is in the field of gender and family studies. She has published articles in the area of gender role socialization, teenage pregnancy and single parenthood, domestic work and migration, and family ideology.  

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State Board of Higher Education Approves New Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice  Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Lasell that will offer students multiple concentrations in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Violence Prevention and Advocacy as well as a flexible Criminal Justice option. The online program launches in Fall 2015.

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