Current Students | Psychology

Course Schema

Course Descriptions


Research Opportunities

Clubs and Organizations

Department Handbook

What classes do I need to take?

Download a course schema (pdf)

Advantages of a B.A. in Psychology from St. Scholastica

Like medicine, law, and most sciences, professional employment as a psychologist requires graduate study. But there are a variety of jobs that psychology majors may pursue without further studies. 

We prepare students for either option — providing a broad-based program that fosters learning in several areas targeted by liberal arts and career education: how to learn, how to obtain and/or evaluate different kinds of information, how to think critically, how to solve problems systematically, and how to write effectively.

This serves as an excellent educational background for a variety of career choices — from education to management and everywhere in between. By combining the psychology major with another field of study, or including a psychology minor, students may increase employment possibilities and be better prepared to undertake graduate study in other fields.


Students have the opportunity for internships ranging between 1 - 6 credits. Internship placements have included Northwood Children's Services, St. Louis County Jail, Alzheimer's Association and the Human Development Center. 

Research Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to take a course in which they design, carry out, analyze, and present their own research project. 

Clubs and Organizations

Students may take part in the Psychology Association at St. Scholastica. And students who excel may become part of the international honor society in psychology, Psi Chi. For more info...

Policies and Procedures

The Psychology department maintains a student handbook of department policies and procedures.

View the Student Handbook (pdf)

Contact Us

Kären Petersen Ph.D., Program Chair

The College of St. Scholastica
School of Sciences
Tower Hall, Room 3646
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 723-6031