Educational PsychologyEducational Psychology
At the heart of the Educational Psychology major are the whys and hows of human learning.
Education doesn’t occur in a vacuum. We learn in classrooms, in office environments, in parks and museums. How we learn, though—under what conditions, under what circumstances—there’s the mystery, the research, and the major. It’s much more complicated than this, though: there is a whole batch of other issues and questions that surround the Educational Psychology major and the learning process in general. The practical applications of an educational psychology major are numerous, especially with today’s great focus on education. You can expect that your degree will be in high demand, and that the research and the studies you perform have the potential of shaping how the next generation learns.
The best preparation you can get for any psychology major is to have a solid background in the liberal arts, with a strong focus on those math and science classes, particularly biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics, in addition to having strong reading and writing skills to get you through all of that research you’ll be putting together. We’ll assume that you’ll also take psychology courses if your school offers them.