Psychology

Holy Family University is proud to offer students a highly supportive learning environment that values their personal and professional goals. Students thrive in our small yet challenging learning environment. We believe in educating beyond the classroom in our psychology programs. Philadelphia provides opportunities for hands-on experience, which is a key component of your college education.

What Can You Do With This Major?
Many students have gone on to pursue graduate study in psychology. Others have found jobs at psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and corporations. Students who choose psychology are well prepared for careers in:
• Clinical and Counseling Psychology
• Family Therapy
• Human Resources
• Law
• Marketing

Major Coursework
Some of the courses you will take include Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Theories of Personality, Cognitive Processes, Introduction to Counseling, and Child & Adolescent Development.

Students may choose one of three tracks: General, which is designed for students who want a broad-based foundation in the subfields of psychology; Mental Health Services, which prepares students for hands-on work in venues like addictions counseling, child services, or geriatrics; or Research, which is suited for students intending to pursue graduate study.

Real-World Experience
Psychology students can gain real-world experience through Holy Family’s nationally recognized co-op and internship program.

Some of the companies our students have worked with include:
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
• Drexel University College of Medicine
• Equilibria Psychological & Consultation Services
• Livengren Counseling Center
• Lovaas Institute for Children
• Ortho-McNeill Pharmaceuticals
• University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
• Public Relations
• Psychopharmacology
• Research
• Social Work