Q. Who is my adviser?
A. If you are in University College, your official adviser will be assigned from their staff of master advisers. If you wish to consult with an adviser in the psychology department, please contact the Department of Psychology and Counselor Education to arrange an appointment with an adviser.
If you are moving from University College to the psychology department, you may choose any of the following advisers:
If you wish to discuss declaring a major in psychology or changing your major to psychology, see Dr. Rosenthal.
If you are transferring to Nicholls from another university, see Dr. Richard McKnight.
If you expect to enroll in Psychology 209, see Dr. Denis Soignier.
Q. Does the bachelor’s degree in psychology program at Nicholls follow any model or orientation?
A. While the bachelor’s degree program in psychology at Nicholls conforms to the behavioral model, many courses are offered that are consistent with the other (humanistic, cognitive) models.
Q. How favorably do graduates from the Nicholls psychology program compare nationally?
A. Nationally, 38 percent of psychology graduates attend graduate school. Sixty-eight percent of Nicholls psychology graduates attend graduate school within two years of graduation.
Nicholls psychology graduates have achieved a mean composite score on the nationally standardized Psychology Area of Concentration Test of 80th percentile.
Resources for choosing a major:
- Myths about Choosing a College Major
- How to Chart Your Ideal Path
- Some Common Misperceptions about Choosing a Major
- Five Signs You Should Change Your Major
- Common Mistakes Students Make in Choosing a Major