Topics in Undergraduate Psychology
Community service and volunteer work can be integrated with undergraduate psychology coursework to serve the community and to deepen students' learning.
Careful design of the undergraduate curriculum and regular assessment are key components for faculty and departments to foster quality undergraduate education in psychology.
Integrating topics of diversity into psychology courses can help students to understand the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity. Departments that value and foster diversity in faculty can contribute as well.
Lifelong learning is critical for faculty to stay current in their field. Conferences, workshops, continuing education activities and mentoring relationships can provide important professional development opportunities.
Employers need people with communication skills; the ability to collect, organize, analyze and interpret data; and an understanding of human behavior. Psychology graduates may work in human resources or communications, while further education will open paths toward clinical practice and research.
Undergraduate programs can train students in writing and research techniques, whether it's searching the psychological literature or designing a correlational study.