Fostering connections and building futures in psychology
What can the Psychology Learning Community do for you?
We are dedicated to providing an excellent learning opportunity and a successful transition to college life for first-year students with an interest in psychology. Our goal is to provide an environment where you can make connections with peers and with department faculty. You will have opportunities to:
- Learn strategies to foster your personal development and academic success
- Learn about careers and explore special topics
- Earn credit toward your degree through a weekly one-hour seminar
- Take several general courses with your learning community members
- Live with learning community members on the same residence hall floor (optional)
- Meet current students who provide support as your peer mentors
- Feel the benefits of a small college experience, with the excitement of a major university
During our seminar, you’ll learn about “Psychology in Action.” Your learning community will explore one or more specific themes, such as the Psychology of Happiness and Well-being and A Bright Future for Every Child—Overcoming the Disadvantages of Poverty. This includes movie discussions, field trips and service learning in the community.
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