As an Alverno student, you will participate in Alverno's unique ability-based curriculum.
As a Psychology major you will take a course of study similar to this:
In the first two years your studies will give you a background in the ways that psychologists think about a variety of topics. You will learn to apply psychological concepts and begin to learn about psychological theories. You will also learn about the methods that psychologists use to build their knowledge of why people (and other animals) behave, think, and feel the ways that they do.
In addition to your work in Psychology, in these first two years you will also complete the "general education" part of Alverno's liberal arts curriculum. In doing so you will develop the skills and knowledge that make up a well-rounded college graduate, regardless of her major and supports.
In your third and fourth years you will take more specialized courses and do independent project work which you will use to develop your understanding of the areas in Psychology which you find the most interesting and the most related to your long-term goals. In the project work in particular, you will practice applying the theories and research methods you have learned to topics which interest you personally.
In these last two years you will also do your internships, working at off-campus sites where you can practice your skills and learn about how working professionals apply their learning.
Here is what a sequence might look like. Please note that not all classes are offered every semester, so be sure to consult with your advisor when planning your course sequence.
* The Psychology electives include:
For students interested in completing a Support in Psychology, the following courses are required: PSY 110, PSY 250, BSC 255, and 8 credits of PSY electives.