NSU Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 21, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Gerber, Room 112
(605) 626-2415

Psychology Office
Gerber, Room 115
(605) 626-2417

Mr. Joel Filmore; Dr. Jeffrey Howard; Dr. Dianna Knox; Dr. Nina Slota; Dr. Antony White

The psychology program at Northern State University emphasizes an applied approach to the field of psychology. Psychology majors will (1) be exposed to scientific theory and areas of psychological research closely integrated with practical applications; (2) be prepared for various entry level human service positions; (3) become knowledgeable about their own behavior and the behaviors of those around them; and (4) expand their knowledge of and insight into the discipline–allowing them to explore career opportunities in the field of psychology.

Entering first year students are encouraged to take the Psychology Section of IDL 190. This course provides an orientation to the Psychology program and NSU Services. It is taught by a Psychology professor.

Career Directions

Community services
Activities coordinators
Case managers
Personnel coordinators
Social or human services
Residential care for children and adults (Specialties: mentally retarded, drug rehabilitation, halfway houses, youth shelters, treatment facilities, and abuse shelters)
Program assistants
Youth service workers
Youth corrections officer
Prevention counselors
Human resources (employee welfare officer, employment specialist, grievance officer, industrial relations, interviewer, job analyst, recruiter, and trainer).
Graduate or professional school


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