Gain a deeper understanding of
yourself|other people|interpersonal relationships.

There is value in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, other people, and interpersonal relationships. This understanding is important in your personal life as well as in your career. The critical thinking skills developed through a psychology program are crucial in the workplace as well as simply living a meaningful life in our complex world. Psychology majors are well-equipped to be successful in many career fields.


Why Study Psychology at CSB+SJU?

CSB and SJU offers small class sizes, which enables students and professors to connect. The psychology professors excel in the classroom and create lasting relationships as mentors to students in the psychology program. These connections allow you to gain the necessary skills in and out of the classroom through internships, service-learning, and student-faculty collaborative research in our recently updated research facilities. CSB and SJU’s flexible psychology major will also allow you the opportunity to expand your horizons through one of CSB and SJU’s many study abroad programs or combine the psychology major with other majors or minors.

Psychology courses emphasize a scientific approach to solving problems. The resulting critical thinking skills help students understand humanity, our creations (both physical and cultural), and our influence on each other and the world. Psychology is central to understanding how we have changed and how we can change.


Program Overview

Our psychology majors have various opportunities to broaden their skills in and beyond the classroom. Students can apply their knowledge to the larger community through service learning and internships.

When you are a psychology major at CSB and SJU, you can take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research, including our summer research program. This program gives you a hands-on, paid full-time research position working one-on-one with a professor. In addition, students can choose to complete a Distinguished Thesis during their senior year.

Students complete high-level work that allows them to present their research at regional and national academic conferences. These important experiences beyond the classroom, coupled with the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom, give CSB and SJU psychology majors a high rate of success when applying to jobs and graduate programs.

Our neuroscience minor draws heavily from disciplines such as biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Learn more about this program.

Meet the Profs

Mentors, Scholars, Researchers


Hands-on Learning

Curriculum, Research, Internship Opportunities

Student Resources

Life as a Psychology Major

Prepared to think critically and reflectively.

Learning Outcomes
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Robert Kachelski
Chair, Psychology Department
CSB Main 368