Why do we do what we do? And how do we make a change?
By combining psychology and human services, coursework at Davis & Elkins College allows you to not only study behavior and how thoughts and emotions influence behavior, but it also provides you with the tools to change those behaviors. Throughout the psychology and human services program, you’ll experience personal and professional growth that will enable you to develop interpersonal skills and critical thinking skills necessary for our ever-changing world.
In addition to core courses, you can enroll in courses that are tailored to your interests with engaging faculty who provide individualized mentoring and foster a sense of community. Extensive student-professor interactions mean you’ll be pushed to grow and be supported along your journey to success.
The psychology and human services program curriculum builds in multiple opportunities to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, whether it’s individuals, families or a community. You will build connections, and your resume, though inspiring service learning during a practicum experience and senior seminar. The College has established a partnership with a variety of organizations allowing your practicum experience to be personalized. Once you choose your area of interest, you’ll observe and gain hands-on experience that prepares you for entry-level employment by developing a professional identity. During senior seminar, you have a similar opportunity for independent research or creative projects, in addition to developing your resume, cover letter and other professional documents.
Upon graduation, you will have an understanding of ethical practices, a strong background in psychology and writing, speaking, leadership, research and critical thinking skills. Your broad range of knowledge will allow you to be successful in a variety of positions, including work in education, research, business, politics or marketing. Or, if you choose, you’ll also be prepared for a graduate program that leads to licensure in counseling or social work.