Psychological Science courses provide an understanding of human and social processes that are relevant for a variety of careers. The Psychological Science major is pertinent for students interested in graduate study or in using it as a liberal arts foundation for other careers. CMC Psychological Science majors have developed professional roles in mental health care, education, law, administration, health care, business, public service, data science, and user experience. Given the diversity in students’ career interests and the richness of course offerings available across The Claremont Colleges, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty, especially conducting research both in their labs and in the community.
The CMC Psychological Science program provides many possibilities for students to get hands-on experience working in applied research programs found on campus, including the Applied Mind and Health Lab, the Berger Institute, Center for Applied Psychological Research, Child Development and Public Policy Lab, Claremont Autism Center, Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Cultural Influences on Mental Health Center, Decision Neuroscience Lab, Developmental Lab, Human Learning and Memory Lab, Kravis Leadership Institute, Memory and Aging Lab, Moral Emotions and Trust Lab, and Methodological Examination of Teams Research in Inter-Cultural Settings (METRICS) Lab. Such participation allows students opportunities for course credit, paid research assistantships and summer internships.
Primary Contact: Professor Wei-Chin Hwang, Department Chair