We have a well-established internship program, cooperatively administered by the Department
of 心理学 and the Department of 社会学、人类学, and 社会工作. 你
can receive from 3-15 credits in 心理学.
Each credit requires 45 hours of onsite work per semester
你 attend weekly classes while working at one of a variety of internship sites in 该地区. 你 might shadow and observe, gather information and provide statistical analyses, participate in groups and staff meetings, or be trained by onsite staff 提供特定的服务. 你 receive a minimum of one hour per week on-site supervision from someone at the site who has direct knowledge of your internship goals and plans. 看到 近期实习情况.
你 must keep a journal of your activities, documenting what you learn each week and any issues that arise, and complete a project that could include a re搜索 paper or other assignment tailored to your work.
When possible, faculty advisors accommodate your preferences to observe and work with specific populations or in particular settings, for instance, with children, the elderly, domestic violence issues, or inpatient or outpatient treatment settings. 你也可以 design your own internship, pending advisor approval, for example, during the summer 在你的家乡.
A number of our students continue immediately to graduate training in psychology or 去职业学校. Many have gone on to earn graduate degrees in psychology, computer science, industrial relations, social work, business, education, law, medicine, 以及学校的护理工作，例如:
心理学 majors are in demand in fields including:
After she completes her Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and psychology, Shannon Prouty ’20 plans a career as a re搜索 neurosurgeon. 就像她主修二一样 programs on campus, she intends to earn joint Ph.D and MD degrees at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass.
Two- time MCLA 本科生研究会议 participant Bri亚诺 ’19 is this 今年帕梅拉P的冠军. 丹尼斯1982年奖学金. “我感到难以置信的惊讶 to hear my name called for this scholarship,” said Sarno, who works two jobs to support 当她上大学的时候. “这是一个难以置信的荣誉.”
In addition to developing her skills as a re搜索er, “MCLA provided me with countless opportunities to grow as an individual and a student,” said 玫瑰Mastico ’18. 一个六次 本科生研究会议 presenter who also wrote a senior thesis, this fall she’s headed to graduate school where she will serve a cognitive neuroscience assistantship.
At MCLA, 瑞秋Quackenbush ’16 studied psychology and played on the women’s softball 团队. As an alumna, she continues her involvement in both endeavors. “我所有的教授 – both in psychology and in social work – were very supportive of me as a student 运动员. They were always flexible with game schedules and make-up work.”