Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Psychology is one of the most popular majors at GW and the second largest undergraduate program in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. As part of the social and behavioral sciences division within the school, students are exposed to basic psychological theory. They develop research skills and learn how to approach issues within communities and societies.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Related majors and minors include sociology, political science and women’s studies.

What can I expect to learn in the Psychology program at GW?

Students learn a variety of topics within the subject field, including abnormal, developmental and social psychology as well as cognitive neuroscience.

What is the Psychology community like at GW?

Students can partner with faculty to conduct research on an array of topics. Many of the faculty research projects are in health psychology and cultural diversity.

What can I do in the Psychology field?

Occupations available to our students include psychologist, researcher, scientist, child care worker, social worker, clergy, marriage or family counselor, school counselor and occupational therapist.

Learning About the Mind

Psychology students take advantage of intriguing projects, such as a study featuring this device that provides rapid glimpses of three-dimensional scenes for students, who then measure their perception of space by covering their eyes and attempting to walk to the objects they have seen.

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