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Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviors and their underlying mental processes. It is both a biological and social science, a scholarly discipline, and a profession. Psychologists use many different methods and procedures and focus on a variety of problems, so psychology is a very diverse discipline, ranging from the neuroscientist studying brain behavior to the industrial/organizational psychologist studying the behavior of organizations. 

Psychologists formulate and test theories using research and statistical methods in an effort to understand, predict and influence behavior. As a profession, psychology is dedicated to solving human–societal problems.


Graduates with a psychology degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of human biology, human behavior, pharmaceutics and research.

Alumni work at: 

  • CBI Rehabilitation Services 
  • Community Mental Health
  • EVE, Inc.
  • Hope Network
  • Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Teach For America
  • Neuropsychological Services of Lansing

Alumni work as: 

  • Applied behavior analysts
  • Health care coordinators
  • Research assistants
  • Youth care workers/specialists
  • Brand ambassadors
  • Family support workers

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