Programs of Study

We have programs to prepare you for clinical or counseling professions, developmental studies, neuroscience, law enforcement, or any of a number of other fields and industries.

Major or Minor in Psychology

Studying psychology will prepare you to attend graduate school, work in human services settings and to utilize the concepts and methods in a variety of other careers.

Major or Minor in Neuroscience

Neuroscience studies how the brain and nervous system acquire, process, and integrate information from the environment and how this information brings about behavior of an organism.

Major in Social Studies Education

An interdisciplinary teacher education program. This will prepare you to teach social studies to students in grades 5-12.

Social Studies (K-6) 

Optional add-on endorsement for elementary education majors

Degree Requirements and Courses

RBT Certificate

In collaboration with Pediatric Partners in Fargo, Concordia now offers a registered behavior technician certificate. Certified RBTs teach adaptive skills to children and adults under the supervision of a board-certified behavioral analyst. Certified RBTs are in high demand in the Fargo-Moorhead area and throughout the country.

Camilla Nonterah '05

The liberal arts education and faculty at Concordia helped me transition as an international student from Ghana to the U.S. The psychology faculty were supportive and pushed me to be a better student. My advisor, Dr. Krejci, always made time for me and made me feel valued. I enjoyed my classes, learned to conduct research, and had an amazing practicum experience. I’m now an assistant professor of health psychology at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Video Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Integrated Science Center, including a look at the psychology department space.

Careers and Continuing Studies

Positions Held by Our Graduates

Clinical Research Coordinator, Menninger Clinic // Counselor, Juvenile Detention Center // Crash Technician, North Dakota Highway Patrol // Dementia Resident Manager, Eventide // Education & Employment Trainer, YMCA // Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Abbott Northwestern Hospital — Allina Health // Mental Health Counselor, Owatonna Hospital // Mental Health Practitioner, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare // Neuroimaging Lab Researcher, Hartford Hospital // Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Fraser // Psychiatric Technician, Prairie St. John’s // Research Technician, Sanford Health //

Graduate Schools Attended by Our Graduates

Auburn University // University of California-Berkeley // Carnegie Mellon University // University of Chicago // University of Iowa // Iowa State University // London School of Economics // University of Minnesota // Minnesota State University-Moorhead // University of Nebraska // University of North Dakota // North Dakota State University // University of Notre Dame // University of Oregon // Purdue University // University of Southern Illinois // St. Cloud State University // St. Thomas University // Washington University in St. Louis // West Virginia University // 

Psychology graduates pursue postgraduate work and education at a variety of places, including:

Kacey Finch '18

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in behavior analysis at West Virginia University. Concordia and its psychology department fostered an environment that encouraged me to grow and gave me the opportunity to explore who I really am and what I want to do. Concordia’s guidance is much of the reason for where I am and where I will go in the future.

Unique Opportunities


Engage with faculty on research projects, as well as several research experiences built into the curriculum. Faculty-student research outside the classroom is a key factor in admission to graduate school. At Concordia, we’ll prepare you well. You may even have the chance to present your research at the Red River Psychology Conference

Gain Work Experience

Intern at one of numerous healthcare facilities and agencies in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Use your knowledge at a juvenile detention center, Sanford Health, the Fargo Youth Commission, Cass County Social Services, Lakeland Mental Health, North Dakota Autism Center or Prairie St. John’s.

Honors Options

Become a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, or our campus Psychology Club. We also offer our own honors program, which gives you the chance to plan and complete your own research project.

Jake Hanson '19

My favorite part about studying psychology is the research opportunities that I have been able to be a part of. My entire Concordia experience has vastly been shaped by my involvement in research with faculty in the psychology department. These opportunities have opened the door for me to see what the academic lifestyle is like out of the classroom.

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Dr. Mikel L. Olson

Chair/Professor of Psychology Psychology