Summer Pre-College: Psychology
Earn college credits this summer while learning about our actions and thoughts through scientific investigation.
COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update
At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2020 program to a 3-week online experience with 8 courses from July 6 -24. This program will not be available during Summer 2020. View Summer 2020 virtual courses or check back for update courses for Summer 2021.
Summer Pre-College: Psychology
Students find the field of psychology relevant and engaging because it is the study of ourselves and those around us. This introductory psychology course will be packed with answers to fascinating questions about our actions and thoughts, learned through scientific investigation. How do tiny neurons firing in our brain combine to form our rich experiences? How do we pay attention, remember, and think about the world around us? How do we develop in our thinking and behaviors throughout our lives? In what ways are our actions influenced by the presence of others? What kinds of psychological disorders can affect us and what are the most effective methods of treatment? To answer these questions and more, the course will cover prominent areas in psychology (e.g. neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology) by reviewing the empirical research in each subfield of study. For their final project, students will analyze and present real data collected to answer a research question of interest.
"Taking the psychology Summer Pre-College course at Marist solidified for me that I wanted to study psychology. Seeing how passionate my professors were about psychology made me realize I wanted to do that too." - Kaitlyn D.'22 from Manalapan, NJ
Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Psychology Program!
Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.
- Gain an appreciation of psychology as a science by learning how research methods help us explore and answer questions about human behavior.
- Explore the history, theories, and controversies that guide major disciplines in psychology.
- Review famous psychological research such as the work of B. F. Skinner, Elizabeth Loftus, Jean Piaget, and Stanley Milgram.
- Develop skills to critically evaluate and articulate claims about psychology in written and spoken form.
- Learn to identify and apply psychological concepts by taking trips to off-campus locations, including New York City.
- Design and carry out a research project that focuses on an area of psychology.
Earn College Credit Over the Summer
Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Psychology Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course PSYC 101, Introduction to Psychology course.
Please see below for the 2020 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.