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»Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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 the following categories:

  • Public/private schools
  • Special Education programs
  • Centers for children and adolescents
  • Treatment centers for substance abuse and eating disorders
  • Mental health and medical facilities
  • Research
  • Telephone counseling
  • Recreation and community services
  • Law enforcement and probation
  • Programs supporting victims of abuse and affected families
  • Health and wellness
  • Organizational and business settings
  • Athletics coaching

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.

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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

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, offers academic recognition, advising, research opportunities and more.

Student Peer Advisor

Need advising?  Please contact our Student Peer Advisor, Jenna Alley at psypeeradvising@chapman.edu.
Office Hours: Tuesday Noon -2 p.m., Wednesday Noon - 4 p.m., Friday Noon - 3 p.m., Crean 200 or 
Lily Andrade, Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m., Crean 200.