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Psychology, the science of behavior, has traditionally emphasized empirical research as a primary means to generate knowledge. This reliance on quantitative methods yields considerable opportunity for interdisciplinary work in mathematics. The field has always placed great value on statistical training and has recently infused mathematical modeling as a primary research tool. Graduate opportunities exist in quantitative, experimental industrial, organizational, educational, and computational psychology.
Vocational opportunities center on research programs and may include technical positions at the B.S. level. Larger psychological research programs, both academic and private (such as pharmaceutical or industrial) frequently have a statistician on staff. Psychological and intellectual testing firms provide additional career opportunities. Training in mathematics and experimental psychology would appear to prepare analysts for a variety of positions in these public and private research efforts. Educational preparation for many of these areas would be enhanced by academic preparation in experimental design, psychological testing or cognitive psychology.
Major Requirements - Credits: 59
Required Courses - Credits: 10
Students must have a “C” or better in the following three courses to register for any 300 level or above Mathematics course.