In psychology classes, you will explore the scientific approach to understanding the mind and behavior. You can customize a psychology major to prepare yourself for a career or graduate studies in a variety of areas, such as clinical or counseling professions, developmental studies, neuroscience, human resources and a host of other fields.
In addition, you’ll have numerous opportunities to conduct research and study – inside the lab and out.
The current trend in science is to understand nature from multiple perspectives. A neuroscience minor can build on your psychology background.
Dr. Susan Larson
I am particularly interested in providing students with opportunities for experiential learning. I have a really strong passion for teaching students how to do research and engage in the research process.
Elise Erickson ‘08
Physical Therapist at Courage Kenny Rehabilitations Institute
Biology and Psychology Majors
A large part of the education I received at Concordia was outside of the classroom. I had the blessing of involvement in several campus leadership and service opportunities, which helped form my ambitions and allowed me recognize my passion for serving others.
Vanessa Castillo '16
Spanish and Psychology Major
Concordia has great study abroad programs here for Spain. Most colleges make you pay extra to study abroad, but at Concordia, it's the same tuition as you pay here plus a round trip ticket. The Spanish professors are from different parts of the world, which exposes us to different accents and different cultures.
Lydia Griffin ’13
Luther Seminary, Masters of Divinity
Psychology Major; Religion Minor
I intend on using my knowledge that I’ve learned at Concordia and abroad to continue learning more about myself and share that with others to help people become more compassionate towards one another.
Dr. Mikel Olson
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Dr. Olson strives to provide a learning environment where students participate in diverse and dynamic classroom conversations about the impact faith has on their area of study.Video Profile
Michael Larson '09
Director of Music and Arts Ministry at Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo, N.D.
Psychology Major; Neuroscience and Chemistry Minors
My liberal arts education and experiences at Concordia prepared me to see life as something to be investigated and lived, rather than a series of checkpoints on a planned path.
Research on Wikipedia assignments brought Megan John ’13 to a national conference.Learn More