Psychology Degree Information

Be Involved in Research and Field Experiences Alongside Your Professors

Psychology is a field of study that explores human behavior and mental processes. Develop a robust set of skills, from comprehension of interpersonal relationships and social services, to science-based research and statistical analysis. This juxtaposition of both human and scientific understanding will make you a strong candidate for employment. In a curriculum aligned with the American Psychological Association guidelines, prepare to enter clinical, behavioral, developmental, organizational, social, and neuroscience fields. Work with professors to be involved with research, paraprofessional training, and field experiences.

A major and minor are offered. 

Psi Chi

You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Psychology Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.

  • Samantha Bureau, Class of 2016

    "The people we worked with, a lot of them were scared. They wanted answers. They needed help. Seeing these doctors working on these research studies have such an impact on the lives of people was eye-opening. It was high stress, but it was also high reward." 

    Samantha Bureau '16

    Director of Digital Engagement and Strategic Planning, Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada

  • Meghan Flynn '10

    Meghan Flynn '10 is a Franklin Pierce University graduate and Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Summer Programs at UMass Lowell. She credits her Franklin Pierce Psychology degree as a key element in her career success.

    Meghan Flynn '10 

    Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Summer Programs 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such organizations as:
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Kids in Crisis
  • Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center
  • Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention
  • Boston Higashi School
  • North American Family Institute
  • New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire District Court
  • Bond Wellness Center
  • Spring Hill Recovery Addiction Services
  • Love of Learning Montessori School
  • SLI Brain Injury Wellness Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Behavioral Sciences Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the Psychology Program SheetDownload a Psychology program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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