Psychology is a scientific discipline with a focus on the behavior of individuals. Some psychologists have interests that overlap with the natural sciences, while others gravitate toward the social sciences. Concordia University Chicago's psychology majors develop an understanding of the different types of psychology and theories behind them. Our program provides you with a solid foundation in which you will build your critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills and apply these to a career in psychology—whether that be as a researcher, counselor or educator.
Our student organizations include a very active Psychology club which holds various educational and social events each year. There is also an active chapter of the national psychology honor society, Psi Chi.
Students who want to become art therapists express themselves creatively, are interested in human behavior and have a desire to serve others. We offer an intensive pre-art therapy program that prepares you for success in art therapy graduate work, which can lead to your master’s degree and becoming a Registered Art Therapist.
Psychology focuses on understanding two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and one between the environment and behavior. As scientists looking to contribute solutions to problems, psychologists follow the scientific method through careful observation, experimentation and data analysis to develop intervention strategies, applying scientific principles.