A psychology major consists of a wide range of theoretical and applied courses for students interested in obtaining a broad understanding of human behavior. Through two emphases, general psychology and mental health, the major prepares you for a career in a variety of human service settings.
Doane students may participate in semester-long internships, gaining hands-on, applied experience for college credit. Psychology students have completed internships at such organizations as:
• Adams Street Center - CMMCLC
• Applied Behavior Analysis Program (Autism)
• Attention Center for Youth
• Blue River Family Resource Center
• Camp Kindle
• Catholic Social Services
• Cedars Youth Services
• CenterPointe, Inc.
• Community Alternatives
• Crete Area Medical Center
• Crete Public Schools (Middle School; High School)
• Crete Manor
• Crete Police Department
• Developmental Services of Nebraska
• Friendship Home
• Lincoln Action Program
• Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department
• Lincoln Public Schools
• MADD Nebraska
• Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
• Munroe-Myer Institute
• National Research Corporation
• Nebraska State Patrol
• Nebraska Health & Human Services
• Region V Services
As a psychology major, you may find yourself in at least 1 of these 3 locations on the Crete Campus.
• Gaylord Hall, one of three Doane buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, houses the psychology faculty offices.
• Lied Science and Mathematics Building is a $10.2 million, 60,000 square-foot building which features high-tech science labs and general purpose classrooms.
• Communications Building houses faculty offices, classrooms, computer labs, the library, and art gallery.
All Psychology students are required to complete a senior seminar research project. Psychology majors work with one another to design and implement research projects on topics of personal interest.
Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members in ongoing research projects through Doane College's undergraduate summer research program, an honor lab or through individual work with a professor. Such research projects have included:
Many students also present their research at the Great Plains Psychology Conference, the Nebraska Psychological Society Conference, and Doane College's Mind Expo.