Gain valuable real-world experience
As a psychology major, you can participate in a variety of experiences designed to get you out of the classroom and into the real world. From internships that help you build your resume and expand your professional network to opportunities to conduct and present research to exciting trips that expand your academic and cultural awareness, you’ll graduate with the skills, experience and perspective needed to find a rewarding career.
Psychology majors at SFA have the opportunity to complete internships through enrollment in PSY 409, a three-credit elective. To participate in a psychology internship, you must meet the following requirements:
- be a psychology major
- be a junior or a senior
- have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
- have consent from a faculty member willing to sponsor your internship
- and complete any prerequisite courses.
Internships can be paid or unpaid. Students participating in psychology internships are required to complete and submit weekly internship journals and writing assignments. These assignments, plus a final evaluation and completion of a portfolio, will comprise the grade you receive for your internship.
To learn more about psychology internships, speak with your faculty advisor.
Study psychology abroad
Interested in learning about other countries and cultures? Students in the Department of Psychology can take advantage of study abroad programs that give them a look at psychology from an international, cultural and historical perspective.
The department’s most recent study abroad opportunity was a two-week trip to Italy, where Lumberjacks studied how Italian history, religion and philosophy influenced the development of psychology.
To learn more about study abroad opportunities for psychology students, contact your faculty advisor or drop by SFA’s Office of International Programs located in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 402.
As a psychology student at SFA, you’ll have the chance to get out of the classroom and participate in a variety of research projects. Our experienced, passionate faculty members have a variety of backgrounds and specializations, so you’re sure to find a mentor who shares your interests.
All undergraduates develop research proposals, and some even present posters and participate in research discussions at conferences around the state and the country.