The study of psychology involves students
in a wide-ranging and intensive exploration of the self.


Students investigate the nature and causes of human experience and human behavior, and study pathways and obstacles to living meaningful and fulfilling lives. Psychology as an academic discipline is a valuable approach to enriching and deepening each individual’s life.

The psychology major involves both more traditional perspectives in psychology: Behaviorist, Psychoanalytic, Social, Biological, Experimental, Developmental and Cognitive; as well as the less traditional: Humanistic, Transpersonal and Eco-Psychological. Advisors assist students in determining the appropriate curriculum based on individual plans.

Students are encouraged to engage in internships and to conduct their own research, as well as to present at regionals. Monthly workshops help students prepare for graduate programs in psychology, covering topics from the application process to success strategies in graduate school and beyond.

The Psychology Degree Online website provides a scholarship resource for undergraduate and recently graduated psychology students.

Meet Our Students…

Justine Nelson

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art

Class of 2016

Growing up in the small town of Incline Village has been a blessing in my life, teaching me the importance of connection with my community and the environment. We all have the capability to help each other grow, and my studies at SNC have shown me just how far we reach! . . . Read More

Sara Lamoreaux

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art

Class of 2014

Picking up a crayon at a young age, I knew art was a passion but, during my adolescence, I never pursued art because my schools were focused on math, science, and English. I was never interested in college until I found SNC. It intrigued me because of its intimacy and mission of sustainability. . . . Read More

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Christina M. Frederick
Psychology Program Chair

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Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology


ENGL 381 Language, Thought, and Culture 3
PHIL 101/HUMN 210 Introduction to Philosophy or World Religions 3
Total 6


MATH 252 Statistics 4
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3
PSYC 202 Human Development 3
PSYC 240 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 291 Introduction to APA Style 2
PSYC 322 Counseling and Clinical Psychology 3
PSYC 325 Neuroscience 3
PSYC 370 Learning and Cognition 3
PSYC 371 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 415 Research Methods 4
PSYC 440 Sensation and Perception 3
PSYC 445 Experimental Psychology 4
PSYC 450 Capstone Psychology 3
HUMN 493 Senior Project 3
Total 44

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2015-2016 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.