校外研究 can help 心理学 students …

  • 获得全球视野
  • Exp而且 cross-cultural communication 而且 problem-solving skills

How does a semester or year of OCS help students in 心理学 prepare for graduate school or various career opportunities?

  • For psychology majors who aspire to work with non-English-speaking populations, or intend to earn a Masters in 社会 Work or work as a school psychologist, knowledge of Spanish or another language can greatly enhance career prospects. Study abroad in a foreign language environment can improve Spanish 而且 other language skills.
  • Off-campus studies provides students with a chance to interact with different kinds of people, thereby exp而且ing cross-cultural communication skills. Related to the psychology major learning goals, studying abroad often allows students to develop their skills in recognizing, 理解, 而且 respecting the complexity of sociocultural, 国际, 以及其他形式的人类多样性.
  • The independence of the study abroad/off-campus study experience promotes personal development.
  • 在校外研究, students can engage in research projects that give them conceptual ideas for their senior thesis. 然而, the actual lab work for the senior thesis in psychology typically cannot be completed abroad 而且 must be undertaken after returning to Whitman.

作为一般的经验法则, the 心理学 Department recommends the following for students who wish to study off campus.

  • 一年级的学生应该参加 心理学概论 if they plan to spend a full year abroad.
  • 二年级学生可以参加 心理学概论 if they plan to spend one semester abroad.
  • Study abroad students who intend to take psychology at a foreign university should complete 心理统计210 校外学习前.
  • 心理学专业s are required to complete 心理统计210 而且 220年心理学: 研究方法 惠特曼高中毕业前.

Which requirements can 心理学专业s fulfill while off campus?

  • External requirements for the major (biology 而且 philosophy) are encouraged
  • Some off-campus programs offer courses that fulfill the foundation area requirements (i.e., the requirement to take courses in three of the following four areas: Clinical/Personality, 认知/学习/生理, 社会, 和发展). For the course to count toward the psychology major, 然而, students must receive pre-approval from their major adviser.
  • 通识课程分配学分
  • 一般的信用程度

主要的信贷限制

  • The maximum number of credits that can be applied to the 心理学专业 from off campus studies (including AP credit, IB credit 而且 credits from other U.S. 机构) 12个学分 with the approval of your major adviser.

小信贷限制

  • A minimum of three-fifths of the specific course 而且 credit requirements for the minor must be completed in the on-campus program of the college.

What are the types of OCS programs recommended by the 心理学 department?

  • Programs that expose students to people of diverse abilities, backgrounds, 而且 cultural perspectives. These types of programs allow students to make progress toward the psychology major learning goals focused on ethical 而且 social responsibility in a diverse world.
  • Programs that provide an opportunity to study a foreign language at the beginning or advanced levels in addition to courses in other fields.
  • Programs that offer an opportunity for independent study research, 实习, 或者在心理实验室工作.

Which Partner Programs are recommended by the 心理学 department?

Students do not need to take psychology courses abroad in order to fulfill the psychology major requirements. 然而, students interested in taking psychology courses abroad may wish to consider the following options:

  • CIEE:布拉格中欧研究
  • 说哥本哈根
  • 阿姆斯特丹-心理学 & 科学
  • IES: Granada – Study in Granada (Intermediate & 高级)
  • 伦敦大学玛丽女王学院
  • 今日意大利米兰
  • 罗马语言和区域研究
  • IES: Vienna European Society 而且 Culture
  • IFSA: Argentina 心理学 而且 Neuroscience in English
  • IFSA: University of Melbourne Partnership
  • 奥塔哥大学

Students interested in pursuing work-related broadly to social justice may wish to consider the following options:

  • AU Washington学期项目
  • 伦敦卫生实践 & 政策
  • 巴黎法语研究
  • SIT: India Sustainable Development 而且 社会 Change
  • SIT: Indonesia Arts, Religion, 而且 社会 Change
  • SIT: Morocco Migration 而且 Transnational Identity
  • SIT: Serbia Peace 而且 Conflict Studies in the Balkans
  • SIT: South Africa Community Health 而且 社会 政策

Students interested in K-12 education may wish to consider the following options:

  • IES: Granada – Study in Granada (Intermediate & 高级)
  • IES: Nantes French Language Immersion 而且 Area Studies
  • IES: Rome – Study Rome Language 而且 Area Studies
  • IES: Vienna European Society 而且 Culture

Students interested in health professions/public health may wish to consider the following options:

  • 说哥本哈根
  • 伦敦卫生实践和政策
  • SIT: South Africa Community Health 而且 社会 政策

Students interested in 校外研究 should attend an OCS First Step meeting in the fall of their second year, discuss their interests with their major adviser, 而且 安排一个约会 OCS的顾问.