Have you ever wondered about human nature—who we are, why we act as we do, how we change over time, and what makes us unique? Am I a personal subject (a mind) or merely an object (a body)? Are our actions freely chosen or determined? Are we governed more by reason or emotion? Are we influenced more by heredity (nature) or environment (nurture)? Is the difference between humans and animals merely quantitative or truly qualitative? Is human nature basically good or basically evil? Are we limited by our past or called by our future?
Do you like to solve problems or analyze data? Do you enjoy helping people? Are you fascinated by human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors? Would you like to prepare for a career in mental health, such as psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy? Or might you wish to develop skills in pursuit of a related career in education, business, law, health care, or human services?
If any of this sounds interesting to you, you may wish to join us as a Psychology major at Ave Maria University!