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  A            s a science, psychology emphasizes the study
               of behavior and experience. As a profession,
               it applies psychological principles to solutions
  for individual and social problems.
    Loyola University Chicago’s programs in psychology
                                                                  A majority of Psychology courses are held at the Lake Shore Campus,
                                                                  located on Chicago’s North Side and situated on the shore of Lake Michigan.

  aim to:
    • Contribute meaningfully to the liberal arts education
       of Loyola students.                                        tHE MaJoR
    • Provide a substantial and broadly applicable                BS in Psychology
       background for a wide variety of careers.
                                                                     Loyola offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology.
    • Serve as a foundation for advanced study in various         Within the major, students may concentrate in areas linking the
       areas of specialization within psychology and other        major with biology and other natural sciences, with complementary
       professional elds.                                         disciplines in the social sciences, or with applied psychology in
                                                                  communities, organizations, and institutions. The psychology major
    • Foster research in the many areas of theoretical and
                                                                  provides students with a broad-based introduction to the science of
       applied psychology.                                        psychology as well as opportunities for learning how psychology is
    • Stimulate the application of a psychological                applied to solving individual and social problems.

       perspective to one’s work, family life, and other
                                                                  Undergraduate Research and Psychology
       aspects of daily experience.                               Honors Program
                                                                     Loyola’s psychology program offers numerous opportunities for
                                                                  undergraduates to participate in research under the supervision of
                                                                  faculty members—an experience that is highly valued by employers
                                                                  and graduate schools. Students may work on their own individual
                                                                  projects or work with other undergraduate and graduate students as
                                                                  part of a faculty member’s research team. Students can earn course
                                                                  credit for this research experience through independent studies and

psychology                                                                 Career Opportunities
                                                                              After completing their undergraduate degrees, psychology
                                                                           graduates typically earn graduate or professional degrees or pursue
                                                                              In addition to advancing into Loyola’s graduate psychology
                                                                           program, Loyola psychology graduates have attended reputable
                                                                           graduate and professional schools, including Columbia University,
Undergraduate Research and Psychology
                                                                           George Washington University, Illinois College of Optometry, Illinois
Honors Program [continued]
                                                                           Institute of Technology, Harvard Law School, Marquette University,
research courses, Psychology (PSYC) 397 and 399. Qualified students        Northwestern University, University of Florida, University of Kansas,
may also plan and conduct psychological research in the two-course         University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin,
honors sequence (PSYC 369 and 370). Undergraduates regularly               Madison, Villanova, Washington University, and other universities.
present the results of psychology research projects at meetings of the
                                                                           Graduate studies include:
Psi Chi Honor Society, and at professional meetings in Chicago and the
                                                                             •	 Specializations within the field in clinical, cognitive, industrial,
                                                                                social, educational, counseling, or developmental psychology.
Internship In Psychology                                                     •	 Advanced degrees and careers in related professions, including
                                                                                medicine, law, business, education, or social work.
    Psychology majors may gain practical experience working in a social
service agency while learning about the many ways that psychology          Employment in psychology-related professional positions include:
is applied in these settings. PSYC 390: Internship in Psychology, is         •	 Alcohol/drug counselor, child-care worker, geriatric counselor,
an internship course open to senior psychology majors who wish                  hospital ombudsman, management trainee, market researcher,
to volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours in a social service agency.             mental health specialist, human resources professional, sales
Students also attend class meetings to discuss their experience and             representative, and teacher.
learn about ethical issues and careers in these areas. Students may          •	 Sample employers include: Centrax, Chicago Public Schools,
intern for human service organizations such as adolescent crisis                National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences,
groups, social service agencies, mental health facilities, educational          Northwestern University, ONEgeneration, PACTT School, Teach
intervention programs, abused women’s groups, or homeless shelters.             for America, United States House of Representatives, University of
This work gives them valuable hands-on skills and enables them                  Chicago Brain Research Imaging Center, and UserCentric.
to earn course credit by competing a portfolio integrating their
experience with the major.                                                    Faculty advisors are always available to discuss career goals with
                                                                           students. In addition, the department frequently sponsors events, such
Capstone Courses                                                           as invited presentations and symposia, to help students learn about
                                                                           careers in psychology. Involvement in the Psychology Club is another
   Senior psychology majors can choose from a variety of “capstone”
                                                                           way students learn more about psychology outside the classroom.
experiences that fulfill major requirements. These include additional
laboratory courses, honors research, independent research with
                                                                           Five-Year Bachelor/Master’s Program
faculty supervision, and internship courses. PSYC 390: Internship in
Psychology, allows students to gain course credit by working for a            The department offers a BS/MA program that allows students to
human service organization. Alternatively, students may choose to          earn both a BS degree in psychology and a master’s degree in only
work in business and community settings where they learn about such        five years. The BS/MA program in applied social psychology prepares
topics as market analysis, questionnaire construction, interviewing,       students for careers in marketing, advertising, criminal justice,
and program evaluation. The Chicago metropolitan area provides             community intervention, education, survey research, and other areas.
many opportunities for students to integrate classroom learning with
real-world activities, and the internship experience can give students a
jump on a career in a psychology-related field.


psychology                                                              Robyn K. Mallett, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
                                                                        Timothy K. Miura, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago
CONTINUED                                                               Robert G. Morrison, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
                                                                        Victor C. Ottati, PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign
                                                                        Maryse H. Richards, PhD, University of Chicago
                                                                        Patricia A. Rupert, PhD, University of Kansas
                                                                        Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, PhD, University of Denver
Graduate Programs At Loyola                                             Rebecca L. Silton, PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign
                                                                        Stphan Steidl, PhD, University of Toronto
  Master’s and doctoral degrees are offered in four areas of
                                                                        Anne K. Sutter, PhD, University of Oregon
specialization: clinical, developmental, perceptual, and social
                                                                        R. Scott Tindale, PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign
psychology. Because of the reputation of Loyola’s Psychology
                                                                        Jerome Wagner, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
Department, as well as the popularity of psychology as a profession,
Loyola’s graduate psychology programs receive many applications
each year from students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in
                                                                        Major Requirements
psychology. Students who are accepted into these programs generally        Students must successfully complete 12 psychology courses,
pursue a program of study for four to five years before earning a PhD   including PSYC 101, 304, 306, two A-group courses, two B-group
degree in psychology.                                                   courses, one psychology lab, one capstone course, and various
                                                                        electives. In addition to the 12 courses in psychology, students
Faculty                                                                 must complete two mathematics courses from a list of department-
                                                                        approved courses.
   Faculty members in psychology are experts in their fields, holding
                                                                           To obtain an undergraduate degree, students complete their major
PhDs from distinguished institutions. They have active, grant-funded
                                                                        requirements, round out their education by learning important skills
research programs and extensive teaching experience. Faculty
                                                                        and values through Loyola’s Core Curriculum, and develop their own
members have a genuine interest in student learning, providing
                                                                        special interests by taking general electives.
students with stimulating classroom experiences and opportunities to
participate in research and service-learning projects.
                                                                        Course Offerings
Chairperson: James R. Larson, Jr, PhD, University of Washington
                                                                        PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)
Amy Bohnert, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
                                                                        101 General Psychology
Richard W. Bowen, PhD, Columbia University
                                                                        230 Parenting Through the Lifespan
Fred B. Bryant, PhD, Northwestern University
                                                                        235 Psychology of Human Sexuality (Human Services Group)
Colleen S. Conley, PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign
                                                                        238 Gender and Sex Differences and Similarities (Human
Denise A. Davidson, PhD, State University of New York, Albany
                                                                             Services Group)
Tracy DeHart, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
                                                                        240 Psychology and Biology of Perception (Group A)
Raymond T. Dye, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
                                                                        250. Cognitive Psychology (Group A)
Perla Gamez, PhD, University of Chicago
                                                                        251 Learning and Behavior (Group A)
James Garbarino, PhD, Cornell University
                                                                        273 Developmental Psychology (Group B)
Noni Gaylord-Harden, PhD, University of Memphis
                                                                        275 Social Psychology (Group B)
Catherine Haden, PhD, Emory University
                                                                        279 Judgement and Decision-Making (Group A)
Linda Heath, PhD, Northwestern University
                                                                        300 Practicum in Psychology
Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
                                                                        301 Comparative Psychology (Group A)
Jeffrey Huntsinger, PhD, University of Virginia
                                                                        302 History and Systems in Psychology
Kathleen Kannass, PhD, University of Iowa
                                                                        304 Statistics
Lois Leidahl-Marsh, PhD, University of Chicago
                                                                        305 Brain and Behavior (Group A)
Scott Leon, PhD, Northwestern University
                                                                        306 Research Methods in Psychology
Christine P. Li-Grining, PhD, Northwestern University
                                                                        307 Psychology of Language (Group A)
Arthur J. Lurigio, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
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psychology                                                               Core Curriculum
                                                                         •		 ntroduces students to ten central Knowledge Areas: artistic,
                                                                           historical, literary, quantitative, scientific, societal and cultural,
                                                                           philosophical, theological and religious studies, ethical learning, and
                                                                           written communication.
                                                                         •		 einforces six Skills crucial to understanding contemporary society:
                                                                           communication, critical thinking, ethical awareness and decision-
Course Offerings [continued]                                               making, information literacy, quantitative and qualitative analysis and
                                                                           research methods, and technological literacy.
310    Laboratory in Program Evaluation (Group B)
                                                                         •	Promotes the four Values essential to a Loyola education:
311    Laboratory in Psychobiology (Group A)
                                                                              • Understanding and promoting justice
314    Laboratory in Experimental Psychology: Cognition (Group A)
                                                                              • Understanding diversity in the United States and the world
315    Laboratory in Tests and Measurements (Group B)
                                                                              • Understanding spirituality or faith in action in the world
316    Laboratory in Experimental Psychology: Sensation and
                                                                              • Promoting civic engagement or leadership
       Perception (Group A)
318    Laboratory in Developmental Psychology (Group B)                     The Core Curriculum includes 16 courses (48 credit hours) total
321    Laboratory in Social Psychology (Group B)                         across the ten Knowledge Areas.
325    Laboratory in Experimental Personality (Group B)                     • The first course taken must be a foundational, or Tier I, course.
328    Laboratory in Human Motivation (Group B)                               After completion of the Tier I course, students choose from a
331    Abnormal Psychology (Group B)                                          variety of Tier II courses to explore particular interests while
338    Psychology of Personality (Group B)                                    fulfilling the remaining Core requirements.
340    Psychology of Women                                                  • 2 courses (6 credit hours) are required in six of these areas:
344    Principles of Behavioral Change                                        Historical Knowledge, Literary Knowledge and Experience,
346    Psychopathology of Childhood (Human Services Group)                    Scientific Literacy, Societal and Cultural Knowledge, Philosophical
347    Infancy and Early Childhood                                            Knowledge, and Theological and Religious Studies Knowledge.
348    Psychology of Adolescence (Human Services Group)                     Additionally, one course (3 credit hours) is required in Engaged
349    Maturity and Aging (Human Services Group)                         Learning, satisfied by a course within the Core Curriculum, or in a
356    Consumer Psychology (Human Services Group)                        student’s major or minor, or through an elective course. There are
362    Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Human Services Group)       five categories of Engaged Learning Courses: Service-Learning,
368    Counseling I (Human Services Group)                               International Service-Learning, Academic Internship, Field Work,
369    Honors Reading                                                    Undergraduate Research, and Public Performance.
370    Honors Research
                                                                           For more information, please visit
372    Psychology and Law
373    Health Psychology (Human Services Group)
374    Community Psychology (Human Services Group)
375    Psychology of Addiction (Human Services Group)                    contact us
378    Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Relations
381    Advanced Statistical Analysis with Computers                      Loyola University Chicago | Undergraduate Admission Office
382    Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience                             1032 W. Sheridan Road | Chicago, IL 60660
389    Laboratory in Neuroscience                                        P 800.262.2373 E W
390    Internship in Human Services
                                                                         Department of Psychology | Jennifer Fiebig, PhD, undergraduate
392    Internship in Applied Psychology
                                                                           program director
397    Independent Research
                                                                         1032 W. Sheridan Road | Chicago, IL 60660
398    Psychology Seminar: Selected Topics
                                                                         P 773.508.3001 E W
399    Special Studies in Psychology

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