An Illuminated Look at the Mind, Brain, and World
Psychology at Hillsdale goes far beyond acquiring facts and memorizing data. In the classical liberal arts tradition of seeking the truth, you will be expected to think critically and synthesize connections. You will learn how to contextualize psychology within humanity's broader pursuit of human knowledge through the study of classic and contemporary theory and empirical research. At Hillsdale, psychology sits squarely between the world of scientific facts and the realm of ideas: It is truly a human science. Students of this major will also have the opportunity to conduct research with Hillsdale faculty and pursue publication in the field. Students may choose to major or minor in psychology as they complete their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree..
"My approach to teaching psychology begins with treating the ways of thinking that motivate different kinds of psychological inquiry as the most important discoveries students can make."
Collin D. Barnes, Psychology
Training undergraduate researchers is a central aim of the psychology department at Hillsdale College.
The department supports students who wish to pursue psychology-related internships in Hillsdale and surrounding communities. Organizations students intern with include Domestic Harmony, Head Start, The Region II Community Action Agency, Court House Probation Work Program, Hillsdale Hospice, Key Opportunities, Family Independence Agency, Alpha Omega Women’s Care Center, Hillsdale Senior Center, and local schools.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.