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“ Psychology is the empirical analysis of mind and ... - Pacific University


									 At A glAnCe
 The College of Arts & Sciences is located in
 Forest Grove, Oregon, and is 25 miles west of
 Portland and 50 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.
 Advanced degree programs are offered at
 the Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Portland and
 Eugene campuses.
    Founded | 1849

                                                    College of Arts & Sciences
 1,644 undergraduates and 1,724 graduates
 Fields of Study | 36 undergraduate;
 13 graduate/professional programs
 Student/Faculty Ratio | 11:1                       Psychology
 Average Class Size | 19
 Study Abroad
 36 sites in 18 countries                           “Psychology is the empirical analysis of
                                                     mind and behavior. Students of
 Academic Calendar
 4-1-4 with Winter term
 50 buildings on four campuses
                                                     psychology become critical
 21 NCAA Division III teams (men’s and
 women’s); Intramurals and club sports               thinkers, informed consumers of scientific
 tuition & FinAnCiAl Aid
 Arts & Sciences tuition
                                                     evidence and are prepared for meaningful
 $31,704 (10-11)
    Room and Board
                                                     interaction in the world. Knowledge of
                                                     psychological processes serves as excellent
    $8,524 (10-11)
 Average institutional undergraduate
 award for freshmen
 $15,162 (10-11)
 nearly 95% of undergraduates
                                                     preparation for graduate studies or
 receive merit-based or need-based
 financial aid.                                      employment in health professions, education,
"Best Colleges—Tier 1 University"
                                                     law, public policy and social services.”
    by U.S.News & World Report
"America's Best Colleges"
    by Forbes                                        tHe PRogRAM                                      Chi chapter, students incorporate their
“Best Western College”                               Pacific University’s Department of               knowledge into practice through scholarship
    by The Princeton Review
                                                     Psychology values breadth of knowledge,          and community involvement. Through
 APPliCAtion deAdlineS                               critical thinking and effective professional     club activities and faculty-sponsored
•	 January	                                                                                           action research projects, students support
                                                     communication. To this end—and in
   File your FAFSA online
   ( or by mail                     the spirit of the liberal arts—psychology        their community through fundraising
   Admission Deadline for                            students study each of the main sub-fields       and awareness activities such as Brain
   Pacesetter Participants (January 1)
                                                     in the discipline: behavioral neuroscience,      Awareness Week, the Race for the Cure and
   Preferred Application Deadline (January 1)
                                                     cognitive, social, developmental, personality    formal community-based action research
•     May	1
      Deposit Deadline to Confirm Enrollment         and psychopathology. Students additionally       projects. Students work with faculty on
                                                     complete course work in research                 research, conduct research of their own and
 AdMiSSionS eventS
                                                     methodology (quantitative, qualitative, action   regularly present at academic conferences
•     September–November
      Attend one of our Spirit Friday Visit days     research) and statistical analysis.              such as the Oregon Academy of Science,
•     February                                                                                        the Western Psychological Association, the
                                                     tHe StudentS
      Pacesetters Scholarship Competition                                                             Rocky Mountain Psychological Association,
•     February & March                               Pacific University psychology students
      Music & Dance Scholarship Auditions
                                                                                                      the American Psychological Association,
                                                     are involved. With a spirit of engagement,
                                                                                                      Association for Psychological Science and
                                                     an active Psychology Club and a Psi
                                                                                                      Evolution and Human Behavior.
Psychology                                                                                                                          FieldS oF Study
HigHligHtS                                                               tHe PRoFeSSoRS                                             Bioinformatics
•   Students delve into specific areas of                                Pacific University’s psychology professors                 Biology
    interest as they complete additional                                 are dynamic and engaged. They participate                  Business Administration
    elective courses and their senior                                    in the academic community by publishing
    research experience                                                  original works, serving as peer reviewers
                                                                                                                                    Comparative Religion
                                                                         and by consulting with publishers on the                   Computer Science
•   Psychology faculty challenge orthodox
                                                                         content of textbooks. The faculty members’                 Dance
    assumptions and engage students in
                                                                         diverse and regular scholarly engagement                   Dental Hygiene
    a variety of active learning and
                                                                         informs their teaching: current issues not yet             Disability Studies
    lab experiences                                                                                                                 Economics
                                                                         in textbooks appear in most courses.
•   Students demonstrate their progressive                                                                                          Education and Learning
                                                                         tHe PRooF                                                  English
    mastery in discussion and writing,
                                                                                                                                    Environmental Studies
    emerging at graduation with a common                                 Here is a sample of what some recent
                                                                                                                                    Exercise Science
    empirical vernacular and the skills                                  graduates with a psychology degree have
    necessary for life-long learning                                     done after graduation from Pacific University.             Gender and Sexuality Studies
                                                                         •      Fulbright scholarships                              German
tHe PRePARAtion
As Pacific University students work                                      •      Graduate programs in clinical and                   Humanities
through the major, they learn to appreciate                                     counseling psychology, experimental                 International Studies
the nuances of the human condition, to                                          psychology (cognitive, health, social),             Japanese
                                                                                occupational therapy, neuroscience,                 Mathematics
formulate meaningful research questions,
                                                                                                                                    Media Arts
to utilize various research methodologies                                       natural medicine and education
and to appropriately apply data analytic                                 •      Teachers                                            Peace and Social Justice
techniques. Students learn to professionally                                                                                        Philosophy
                                                                         •      School counselors
present their knowledge via discussion,                                                                                             Physics
writing and presentation. Graduates are                                  •      Mental health providers                             Politics and Government
well prepared for graduate studies in                                    •      Community action programs
                                                                                                                                    Social Work
experimental psychology, neuroscience,
                                                                         •      Research                                            Sociology
clinical or counseling psychology, law,                                                                                             Spanish
medicine, social services, public policy,                                                                                           Theatre
education or business. Students wishing to                                                                                          World Languages
enter the workforce are prepared for jobs
                                                                                                                                    Pre-Professional Programs
requiring data analytics, science writing, lab
work, education and some social services.
                                                                                                                                    Pre-Occupational Therapy
                                                                                                                                    Pre-Physical Therapy
                                                                                                                                    Pre-Physician Assistant Studies

                                                                                                                                    graduate & Master's Programs
                                    2043 College Way
                                    Forest Grove, OR 97116
                                                                                         online         online         online
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                                    503-352-2218 | 800-677-6712                                      Optometry
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      2043 College Way
      Forest Grove, OR 97116

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