The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Gerald Henkel-Johnson, Psy.D., L.P.
Tower Hall, Room 3648
Minor: 20 credits
Psychology majors at St. Scholastica have the option to take the Directed Applied Project in Psychology (DAPP) during their junior or senior year, a class where students work half-time in positions where they can apply their theoretical knowledge to actual experiences in the field. Students in the program have worked with mental health patients, completed internships at residential child treatment programs and worked as research assistants.
Many psychology majors choose to double major and enter the work force immediately upon graduation, in the fields of nursing or human resources, for example. Others have gone on to pursue graduate studies in counseling or clinical psychology, or in occupational or physical therapy programs, medicine, as well as other fields. Psychology is a fast-growing career field; the projected growth rate for psychologists is 22% between 2010-2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"I am studying psychology because it is a pretty versatile major. I am not sure what I would like to do for a living. However, I am thinking about going into Human Resources and I felt that Psychology would be a good stepping stone, after which I could change my direction if I wanted to."
– Alison Lambert, Psychology Major, Honors Program 13'