“The importance of time management and prioritization; those are two consistent themes that can be found in my every day work. Ultimately, completing a dual degree at Curry, working several on campus jobs and interning at various companies are what helped me perfect time management and prioritization. These transferable skills have served me well and will continue to serve me well as I move forward in my career.”
Elton Silva '14
Senior Consultant of Pharmacy Operations
Major: Communication, Management
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The Psychology Major
(adapted from the American Psychological Association)
1. Knowledge base in Psychology: Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in Psychology.
2. Research Methods in Psychology: Students will understand and apply basic research methods in Psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
3. Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology: Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavioral and mental processes.
4. Application of Psychology: Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues.
5. Values in Psychology: Students will value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically and reflect other values that are the underpinning of Psychology as a science.
6. Information and Technological Literacy: Students will demonstrate competence in using computers and related technology to acquire, analyze and synthesize information.
7. Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective communication in a variety of formats.
8. Socio-cultural and International Awareness: Students will recognize, understand and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.
9. Personal Development: Students will develop insight into their own and others' behavioral and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
10. Career Planning and Development: Students will pursue realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of setting.
After graduating from Curry College, Brittany Howe '12, a transfer student from Braintree, MA, is working as a Behavioral Health Coordinator at South Shore Hospital.