The SJC Department of Psychology is committed to preparing students for the pursuit of graduate studies and for immediate employment in clinical, counseling, and experimental fields. The department also strives to introduce students to a wide range of vocational paths. As a result, our Psychology students are able to pursue careers both inside and outside of mainstream Psychology. For example, recent graduates have found jobs in business administration, management, human service provision, education support, and research and development. Students have also found employment in more traditional Psychology positions, including working as social workers, guidance counselors, vocational placement specialists, and social service providers. 100% of SJC’s Psychology faculty members hold a doctoral degree in their field of expertise.
The Department of Psychology includes the following programs and majors:
Clubs and Activities
Resources and Downloads
- Dr. Chau-Ming Wong presented “Factors Promoting Longevity of General Education Programs” at the Association for General and Liberal Studies conference in Austin, Tex.
Opportunities for Hands-on Experience
Department of Psychology students are encouraged to participate in internships. Students have recently held internships at the Jasper County Crisis Center, Jasper County Youth Center, Jasper County Probation Office, Wabash Valley Hospital, and primary and secondary schools. Students have also help internships in the field of substance abuse rehabilitation.
In addition to encouraging students to purse internships, the department strives to give students hands-on experience in the classroom. For example, during PSY 212: Experimental Psychology, students gain hands-on experience by designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting experimental research through laboratory projects, where typical topics include learning and social psychology. Classes such as PSY 212 ensure that Department of Psychology students have the hands-on experience they need to find success in either the workforce or graduate school.
“Students Bear Witness to Ancient, Modern China”: SJC’s Contact magazine features Professor of Psychology Dr. Chau-Ming Wong taking Core 8 students to China
“Saint Joseph's College Sophomore Mary DeVault Receives ‘Realizing the Dream’ Award”: SJC Psychology major is recognized for her hard work