College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

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Explore Thought and Behavior, One Individualized Project at a Time

You are unique, with an interest in what motivates people’s thoughts and behavior and how this applies to everyday interactions. Come explore your ideas firsthand in Arcadia’s Psychology program, where professors’ doors are always open and where compelling theories about human thought and behavior come alive through hands-on research. And at Arcadia, you can customize your program of study according to your goals and interests.

Arcadia's Psychology program centers on “evidence-based” (or research-based) practice, the recognized standard in psychology and other health-care professions, providing:

  • Unmatched opportunities to collect and evaluate your own evidence.
  • Exciting possibilities to present and even publish your findings.
  • And well-grounded people skills that will distinguish you in any career.

What to Expect

  • “Evidence-based” (or research-based) teaching
  • A supportive, close-knit academic community 
  • Comprehensive yet flexible core curriculum that combines well with other majors/minors
  • Extensive research, real-world internships and fieldwork that culminate in your Senior Capstone research project
  • Opportunities to conduct and publish research with faculty
  • Accelerated degree, study tracks, and other program options available
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world

Career Paths

With Arcadia's study tracks, you can define your goals and focus on your future. Psychology students go on to pursue a wide range of career pursuits.

  • Core Liberal Arts: Outcomes include jobs in marketing, healthcare, communications, or business
  • Pre-Professional: Positions in art or music therapy, school psychology or guidance counseling, and psychiatric social work
  • Ph.D.: A foundation for teaching, research and other professional careers in psychology