Program of Study

If you are interested in the study of human behavior, you should consider majoring in psychology at ENMU. Psychology includes the study of motivation, emotion, learning, memory, perception, personality, human biology, language acquisition, social influence and psychological disorders. Psychology emphasizes using scientifically based knowledge about human behavior to teach you the skills necessary to design and analyze behavioral research. The time frame for degree completion generally varies by student, but you can reasonably complete your bachelor's in psychology at ENMU in four years.

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Special Services and Opportunities

As a psychology major at ENMU, you have access to internships that help you gain experience in human service settings. To find out more about available internships for psychology students, contact us at 575.562.2257.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

Psi Chi offers scholarships, and provides you the opportunity to use your psychology skills and hold leadership positions on campus. Membership in Psi Chi, an honors organization, requires applying and being accepted. However, "Psyched-In" is an organization that is open to any student interested in Psychology. Even better, you can even be a member of both organizations.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your ENMU education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers 37 scholarships for current students, three of which are specifically for students majoring in psychology. As an ENMU student, you'll also have the opportunity to work part-time on campus to help pay for your living expenses and tuition. Our tuition is among one of the lowest in the nation, according to USA Today (2014), allowing you to get a quality education at ENMU, without the huge pricetag.

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Career Opportunities

Psychology majors with a bachelor's degree are typically employed in human and social services, as well as in business and service industries. Further education opens up further employment and research opportunities. As a psychology majors, you should decide before your senior year whether you want to apply to graduate programs, so you are not rushed when putting together your applications.

Students who complete MA's in psychology can look forward to careers as:

  • Researchers
  • Counselors
  • Forensics specialists
  • FBI agents

With doctoral degrees, licensed psychologists may work in:

  • Private practices
  • Mental health facilities
  • Prisons and the legal system
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation centers

Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, including the courses you will take when you're a psychology major at Eastern.

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