It is our belief that students must be exposed to the core areas of psychology in a highly comprehensive program in order to be thoroughly prepared for the challenges of this field.
The Bachelor in Psychology is designed for those who are fascinated by human behavior and want to play an active role in helping people on a personal and professional level. It is our belief that students must be exposed to the core areas of psychology in a highly comprehensive program in order to be thoroughly prepared for the challenges of this field.
We spoke to Norman Kurtis, Vice Dean of Behavior & Human Development, to get a better understanding of what prospective students can expect from this program.
What is the Bachelor in Psychology program at IE University all about?
Our objective when we designed this program was to ensure that our graduates would become true experts in people. People (all of us!) are complicated. To truly understand how and why people behave the way they do, it’s imperative to study them from different perspectives, starting at a biological level, then onto cognitive, social, and emotional, and up to organizational and clinical.
Why is psychology important in today’s world?
Psychology has always been important, not just in today’s environment. For very good reasons, it’s consistently one of the most popular majors chosen by university students worldwide. Understanding people is key for every business, from a bank to a mobile phone company to every manufacturer of consumer goods, as well as NGOs and government institutions. People are also consumers and our graduates can help them become customers.
Who should pursue this degree?
Students who are fascinated by human behavior and want to help people do better in work and in life. Students who embrace change and have the motivation and drive to help people improve in personal or professional environments.
What can graduates do with this degree?
Our graduates have a wide range of interests and passions. About half of them become clinical psychologists, taking on counseling roles, or go on to graduate studies to become academic researchers. The other half enters the corporate world in one of two areas: consumer behavior (consumer experts, product & service designers, etc.) or organizational behavior (coach and talent experts, organizational design experts, etc.).
Psychology is part of the IE School of Human Sciences and Technology. What does this mean for the program?
The IE School of Human Sciences & Technology includes the social sciences, technology, and communication. Our psychology undergraduate degree integrates many technological components (such as the use of specific software for statistical analysis of data) and communication components (in specific courses related to management and interpersonal skills). Additionally, our psychology students benefit from the close link between the business recruiters and IE University.
Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us. If you would like to learn more about our Bachelor in Psychology, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.