With your knowledge of human behavior, you can help people cope, grow, and thrive to help meet the mental health needs of society. You can help children with disabilities find new ways of learning, or counsel a couple about their genetics and what it means for their future. You can even research workplace behavior to help companies find new avenues of productivity. All this can be achieved, while also cultivating your Orthodox Faith at Hellenic College.
Working closely with our dedicated professionals, counselors, and professors, you will develop knowledge in psychology with a strong foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts, and an informed sense of healthcare issues. When you graduate, you will be prepared for a wide range of careers. Or you can seamlessly advance your education with a master’s or doctorate in one of our professional pathway programs:
The Psychology and Human Development program prepares students for such vocations through interactive courses (e.g., professional development seminar, cultural competence, self-care management, etc.), junior year pre-practicum placements (e.g., trauma centers and addiction centers), and senior year practicum placements.
The Psychology and Human Development program is designed for students who want an applied practitioner-oriented approach to develop an advanced understanding of the issues and needs of children, youth, and families in the 21st century. The program enhances skills necessary for self-reflection and service-orientation, such as critical thinking, communication, and insightful reasoning.
Graduates pursue a wide variety of different careers and graduate programs. Graduates often pursue vocations working with children, youth, and adults in human, social and government agencies. A degree in Psychology and Human Development leads to post-graduate study in such fields as psychology, pastoral care, sociology, education, academia, and various health fields.
“The study of psychology and human development enhances an individual’s ability to thrive in any health services vocation. The study of psychology and human development is a critical component to enhancing self-awareness, empathy, and faith-oriented practices to better serve others.”