Psychology courses offer valuable background for a broad diversity of careers in which understanding of human and social processes is useful. The major in psychology may be elected by students who are interested in preparation for graduate study in psychology and by those who regard it as a liberal arts foundation for other careers. In addition to the helping professions, CMC psychology majors have developed professional roles in education, law, administration, health care, business, and public service. Given the diversity of career interests of students and the richness of course offerings available at The Claremont Colleges, students are strongly encouraged to develop consultative relationships with faculty members of the department.
Some unique features of the psychology program at CMC include opportunities for students to get experience in applied research programs. Students may participate in the work of the Center for Applied Psychological Research, Claremont Autism Center, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Cultural Influences on Mental Health Center, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, Developmental Laboratory, Human Cognition Laboratory, Human Learning and Memory Laboratory, Kravis Leadership Institute, or the Moral Emotions and Trust Laboratory. Several of these programs offer students opportunities for paid research assistantships and internships during the summer.
Primary Contact: Professor Piercarlo Valdesolo, Department Chair