From student organizations to research opportunities, there are numerous ways for students to get involved in the Department of Psychology.
Dominican’s Psychology Club sponsors lectures by noted speakers from the profession. The club is open to anyone, and Professor Sophia Duffy is the club’s sponsor.
The Dominican chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, is open to students who have met the following criteria:
- Registration for major or minor standing in psychology (or for a program that is psychological in nature)
- Completion of three semesters or five quarters of the college course
- Completion of nine semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses
- Ranking in the top 35 percent of the class in general scholarship with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades
- High standards of personal behavior
- Two-thirds affirmative vote of those present at a regular chapter meeting
Psychology majors who meet Psi Chi’s requirements are inducted at the department’s annual awards ceremony each April.
Research is an important part of the psychology program at Dominican. Several courses require students to complete small research projects, so every major gets excellent training in this aspect of the discipline.
Beyond that, the Department encourages all psychology majors to consider taking on an independent research project. Dominican offers several opportunities for students to conduct research, including: