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Are you interested in how the brain plays a role in behavior? Understanding mental illness? Exploring issues of attraction? Conflict and conflict mediation? How science is used to understand personality and social behavior? The psychology major may be for you!

At Curry College you will not only learn the answers to these questions but you will also learn to apply that knowledge in real world settings. This includes how schools and human and social service agencies use psychology to help people, how counseling and psychological testing are used in clinics, courts and educational settings and how communities can become engaged to help solve human problems.

Diverse Internships Provide Real-world Experience

Curry College's location in the Boston metropolitan area, along with our professional affiliations across New England and around the nation, creates the perfect opportunity for you to experience hands-on, applied psychology at a variety of organizations like court clinics, research hospitals, schools, crisis centers and community agencies, among others. Our students have interned as social workers, counselors, research assistants, teachers of children with autism, marketing coordinators, insurance agents, and much more!

Real-world Research, Honor Society Membership and More!

Work one-on-one with expert faculty conducting research in forensic, clinical, counseling, developmental, social psychology, and other specializations. Sample research projects include: neurofeedback for improving ADHD symptoms in adults; defining masculinities in today's society; anxiety and depression in young adults; psychopathology and violence, and much more. Other educational opportunities include: becoming a member of Psi-Chi (international honor society in psychology), graduating with distinction, doing intensive research with peers, working as a teaching assistant, and/or completing an independent study in an area of your choice.

Psychology Careers and Graduate Study

With a degree in psychology, you'll be well prepared for an exciting variety of career opportunities, including psychology, social work, counseling, business, education, research and many more. If graduate study is next on your path, our program prepares you for further study with personalized advising and GRE preparation support.

Psychology as a MAJOR

As a psychology major, you will become more aware of your personal identities, appreciate the social and cultural context in which you live, examine your values, increase your skills in critical thinking and use psychological concepts and skills to enrich, expand and explore your life.

Psychology as a MINOR

The psychology minor offers an excellent complement to all majors by providing an increased depth of understanding of human behavior, personal identity, education and counseling, brain and cognition, human development across the life span, and much more! Psychology is an especially popular minor for Nursing, Management, and Criminal Justice majors.


Create your own program of study through the individually initiated concentration, or select from concentrations in:

Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program

The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.

Get Started Today!

Visit campus and explore Curry's psychology program in person. You may also request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.

Contact the Psychology Department:
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Meet Khaila Fitzgerald '18 - Psychology

"I love the Psychology department here at Curry," says Khaila Fitzgerald '18. "All of my professors motivate me every day to reach beyond any goals I ever thought I could have. Every time I go into class I feel like I'm so important here."

Students, Alumni and Faculty Present at NEPA Conference

In the fall of 2015, Curry College Psychology students, alumni and faculty had the opportunity to present findings from their research in a professional setting at the New England Psychology Association (NEPA) Annual Meeting in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Dr. Eric Weiser Studies the Relationship Between "Selfies" and Narcissism

Dr. Eric Weiser, Chair and Professor of Psychology, recently had a manuscript accepted for publication. His research study, "#Me: Narcissism and its Facets as Predictors of Selfie-Posting Frequency" is slated for publication in the November, 2015 edition of the journal, 'Personality and Individual Differences'.

Meet Shannon Griffith '16 - Psychology, Sociology

"Many of my professors have their own clinical practices, and they bring their professional experiences into our classroom discussions. And that is so much more interesting than just reading from a textbook. I feel like everything I am learning in my classes will prepare me for a real-world clinical setting - it makes me really excited to start my own practice," says Shannon Griffith '16.

Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel Awarded Diplomat Credential by American Board for Certification in Homeland Security

During a very productive and rewarding summer, Curry College psychology professor Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel was awarded with the Diplomat credential from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, which is among the highest credentials the Board bestows.

Meet Jessica Lorento '16 - Psychology

A psychology major with a minor in community health and wellness and an Honors student, Jessica Lorento '16 was looking for an academic experience in which she could have one-on-one relationships with her professors. "When I first got to Curry I met the psychology professors and right away they were super friendly and welcomed me in; that's a huge reason why I came."

Meet Brittany Howe '12

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.

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