The psychology department holds a regular colloquium series featuring distinguished scholars and practitioners in the field. You may wish to join in the weekly or biweekly research groups that discuss a wide range of research topics, from developmental psychopathology to feminist psychology and personality and clinical research.
Annual Brain Fair
The neuroscience program holds a "Brain Fair" each year (pictured at left) with students introducing local school children to the wonders of the brain and brain research through hands-on activities.
Psi Chi National Honor Society
You'll have the opportunity to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society of Psychology. Visit the Connecticut College Psi Chi website. Psi Chi also publishes student research in the Connecticut College Psychology Journal.
What can you do with a psychology major?
Many of our majors are accepted into top psychology graduate programs. Others establish careers in business, education, law, human service, non-profits, medicine and other health-related fields. Whatever your future path, the psychology major helps to develop some of the most important competencies of a liberal arts education - such as openness to new ideas, the ability to view issues from multiple perspectives, the ability to organize and evaluate data, effective problem solving and strong communication skills.
What some of our recent graduates have done with their psychology major:
Kareem Tatum '01
Kareem is currently teaching at Holy Name Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School in Worcester, Mass. At Connecticut College, he researched the impact of parental alcoholism on children and earned a certificate from the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy.
Rebecca Blais '04
A Ph.D. candidate in psychology at the University of Utah, Rebecca worked as a research assistant at the Yale University School of Medicine for two years before starting graduate school.
Laila Hochhausen '05
Now a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at George Washington University, Laila's research interests include mental health treatment seeking in ethnic minority communities. She collected data for her honor thesis while working at a clinic in the Dominican Republic during her summer internship.
Department of Psychology
Dept. Assistant, Nancy MacLeod
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196