Benefits of a Psychology Degree at SMU
Psychology is the study of human behavior and cognition. A degree in psychology equips students with a solid academic foundation, which our graduates find useful as they embark upon a variety of careers.
Students who study psychology gain a variety of transferable skills, including:
- Critical thinking skills
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Analytical skills
- Problem solving & decision making skills
- Concern for and sensitivity to others with different backgrounds
Students in psychology learn about the bases of human behavior, so that they can better understand oneself and others. They are also provided with valuable information about behavior throughout the lifespan (e.g., early development, older adults) and in a variety of important contexts (e.g., close relationships & marriage, work place).