Department Chairperson: Dr. Mary Jean Lynch
The mission of the Psychology Department is to prepare students to function as competent, ethical individuals in their personal and professional lives. In order to accomplish this goal, we expect their study of psychology to enhance their ability to think critically, to communicate effectively and to appreciate the scientific approach to understanding behavior.
As a member of the social sciences, psychology seeks to understand the causes and consequences of human and animal behavior by employing the methods of scientific inquiry. Given this general orientation, the Psychology program at North Central College seeks to provide students with a sound background in the methods used to understand behavior. Students receive an overview of several key areas within the discipline: Social, Biological, Cognitive/Learning and Developmental. In addition, students explore at least one topic in depth through a senior seminar, an independent study or an internship.
Degrees offered: B.A. and B.S.