Psychology | Hastings College

Psychology

Majory in psychology at Hastings, where you'll see success
Why major in Psychology at Hastings College?

You’ll find Hastings College Psychology graduates in dozens of different career settings, including service as school psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, marketing and advertising experts, neuropsychologists at hospitals and research assistants in doctorate (PhD) programs. Others continue their studies with plans of joining law enforcement agencies and the ministry.

Apply your knowledge

As a Psychology undergraduate at Hastings College, you’ll explore human behavior with professors who have a variety of specialties and interests. This allows you to experience a broad range of disciplines while tailoring coursework to areas you find most intriguing. You’ll be involved in writing research proposals, conducting experiments, analyzing results and writing for publication.

You’ll discover how to effectively use technology, including sophisticated data analysis software; how to navigate the vast body of psychological knowledge; and what methods are best for designing and conducting research.

Go further with a Hastings College education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Want to see how you can graduate in four years? Check out our semester-by-semester degree plan.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

While growing your abilities as a Psychology major at Hastings College, you’ll demonstrate an understanding of the goals, methods of knowing, areas of study and assumptions that characterize psychology. Through a broad collection of classes, you’ll gain an appreciation of how psychology connects to so many other fields.

Numerous social service agencies rely on our psychology majors to assist with projects. You might find yourself in an internship supporting persons with intellectual disabilities at Mosaic, completing casework for clients with the Spouse Abuse Sexual Assault (SASA) Crisis Center, helping children by serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or providing meals to elementary students as leader of the Food 4 Thought program. You might shadow staff at The Bridge and Bristol Station as well as the Hastings Public Schools' psychologist.

Technology, nature and development: Connecting concepts, students during J-Term »
MacLeod applies psychology, sociology studies to nonprofit internship »

Get involved beyond the Psychology classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
  • Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor Society)

In addition to Alpha Chi and Psi Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings College a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Psychology majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, you can earn talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics.

First employers for recent graduates

  • Head Start
  • Children’s Hospital - Omaha
  • Western Alternative Corrections
  • Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Services
  • Autism Comprehensive Educational Services

Success in Psychology

Laptops, iPhones and other electronic devices are staples in today’s society, but some argue these devices may be more dangerous than we think. In the January Term (J-Term) course PSY 302 “Technology, Nature and Development: Disconnect to Reconnect... more
Hastings College senior Brooke MacLeod has her sights set on making a difference in the world, and she is active in her efforts to make a positive impact. “My two goals are to get rid of food insecurity and homelessness. I’m always striving to... more
Kelly Prange '13 continues education through Industrial/Organizational Psychology MA/PhD Program at UNO. more
Unsure of what to do after graduation, Jocelyn Delgado worked with her professor to get a start on where to go. Now she's a house animator in Ipswich, England, working with those who have disabilities. more
After spending time at her dying grandfather’s bedside, Morgan Savage, a 2006 Hastings College graduate, decided to enter the field of nursing. She saw the ways the nurses impacted his life and wanted to be there when people needed her most. “Day in... more