Offering hands-on training to prepare graduates for a rewarding career helping people in their community.
Interviewing labs, mock counseling sessions, and hands-on research opportunities.
Bachelor's to master's program available for exceptional undergraduate students
Viterbo psychology majors develop strong communication, critical thinking, and research skills, which prepare them for rewarding career opportunities from counseling to psychological research and work at universities or private research organizations. Students complete an internship or advanced research project, which offers valuable hands-on experience that prepares them for employment or continued education after graduation. The psychology degree program at Viterbo also provides the option for students to complete coursework required to become a licensed substance abuse counselor.
- Mental health counselor
- Residential care specialist
- Substance abuse counselor
- Behavioral specialist
- Marriage and family counselor
Psychology majors at Viterbo work closely with faculty mentors to learn about development, emotions, social influences on behavior, the brain, cognitive processes, and mental health. Students utilize digital video laboratory facilities to participate in interviewing and mock counseling scenarios that provide hands-on training in communication and interpersonal skills. They receive training in key areas of contemporary psychology: clinical and counseling psychology, developmental psychology, human cognition, social psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Students also have the opportunity for research projects that develop critical thinking and internships at local service agencies.