You're fascinated by the human mind.

student with computerFor centuries, scientists and researchers have endeavored to unlock the secrets of the psyche, and like them, you want to know more about how the mind develops ... how it affects behavior ... how it shapes personality and emotions.

As a psychology major at Lander, you'll delve into these subjects and more, with a curriculum that provides much more than an arsenal of psychological knowledge. You'll learn to think logically, critically and objectively as you study theories and findings in the areas of human development, emotion, cognition, behavior and psychopathology.

Human services is a newer field that connects psychology and sociology and focuses on how to help specific populations in the realm of social services.  The human services major blends applied psychology and sociology courses and exposes students to knowledge about abuse and counseling while understanding different populations.


What makes our programs unique?

Ours is the same comprehensive curriculum you would find at any large university, but there is a difference. At Lander, you will be a part of a family of students who cheer on and support one another—in the classroom and in student organizations.  Students work closely with faculty, and this fosters a sense of continuity and cohesion that helps our majors feel supported and encouraged throughout their time with us.

You'll train under a faculty who are committed to challenging, encouraging and inspiring you to reach your potential. They weave years of study, travel and life experiences into their teaching styles, guaranteeing you a practical look at these intriguing fields. They also provide many opportunities for undergraduate research that is critical in enabling students to pursue graduate programs in counseling, social work, therapy, or education.

Our full-time and part-time faculty not only have academic credentials, but possess licenses to serve as counselors, therapists, and social workers.  They bring these experiences to the classroom to help turn the passion of students into a successful career with a degree from Lander.