Chapman University offers a psychology degree that not only studies the complexity of human behavior, but also strongly encourages research. The psychology program prepares students for future professional and personal interactions. Many students have presented at regional and national scientific conferences, some have even had their work published in leading scientific journals. In addition, the degree offers a wealth of internship opportunities in fields such as mental health, medicine, special education, wellness, business, and research.
» Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
+ - Faculty and Student Research
The psychology faculty takes pride in its established tradition of individualized faculty-student mentoring, creating a personalized education that enhances student achievements. Many professors are currently engaged in a wide range of psychological research, for more details please view our Faculty and Student Research page.
+ - Program Advising
If you are a psychology major in need of advising, please contact your faculty advisor directly. If you don’t know who your faculty advisor is, please check www.my.chapman.edu. If you don’t see a psychology faculty advisor listed in www.my.chapman.edu, please contact the psychology department or the psychology student peer advising team for assistance. Contact information for all psychology faculty members can be found on the Crean College Faculty Directory. If you are a prospective student, please contact the psychology student peer advising team for general information.
+ - Internship Opportunities
PSY 490 & PSY 492 offer psych students the opportunity to intern in a variety of psychologically related service areas ranging from educational settings to hospital facilities. Students are mentored by psychology faculty during the internship experience. Contact your faculty advisor and the Career Development Center for more information and registration materials.
+ - Psi Chi International Honor's Society
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, offers academic recognition, advising, research opportunities and more.
+ - Associations and Conferences
- Society for Research in Child Development: http://www.srcd.org/
- Association for Psychological Science: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/
- American Psychological Association(APA): http://www.apa.org/
- Western Psychological Association (WPA): http://westernpsych.org/
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology: http://www.spsp.org/
- American Psychosomatic Society http://www.psychosomatic.org/home/index.cfm
- Social Personality and Health Network http://sphnetwork.org/
- Society for Chaos Theory: http://www.societyforchaostheory.org/
+ - Recent Publications
LA Times article on study of causes of jealousy: http://www.latimes.com/brandpublishing/businessplus/chapmanu/la-ss-chapman2015-crean-jealousy-dto-story.html
Article on how pregnancy changes a woman’s brain: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/how-pregnancy-changes-a-womans-brain.html
Article on research of link between post-partum depression and diabetes: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/depression-634269-holbrook-postpartum.html
Interview discussing his therapeutic approach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_5NZEa3Xo8
+ - Alumni Spotlight
Meet our 2016 Outstanding Senior Awardee: Sohini Mukherjee
Major: Psychology and English Literature
• University Honors Program
• Chapman Presidential Scholar
• Outstanding Senior- Campus Leadership Awards
• Admitted to Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Yale,
• Major at Harvard: Master of Science Global Health and Population
• 50% tuition scholarship
Meet our 2015 Outstanding Senior Awardee: Taylor Stephens
Major: Psychology with double minor in Nutrition and English
• Lab Assistant- Cogitative Psychophysiology Laboratory
• External Internships: Stone Soup Childcare, Food & Fitness Fun Education
• 2014-15 President of Psi Chi International Honor’s Society
• 2014-15 Secretary of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor’s Society
• Awarded $50’000 scholarship to Palo Alto University (Trauma Fellowship Award)
• Major is Grad School: Clinical PhD program with emphasis on Child & Family therapy