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Psychology

Your lab work will begin with your first course, and the hands-on approach to study will give you an early grounding in the scientific method. You will find many opportunities for research and fieldwork, for instance during a semester at the New England Center for Children, a school for children with autism.

Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 works with a student during her internship at the New England Center for Children in Boston.
Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 works with a student during her internship at the New England Center for Children in Boston.

A student’s growth: hands-on learning, self-discovery

As Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 researched colleges, Hamilton stood out for the student internships it offers at the New England Center for Children, a school for children with autism. Each summer, select Hamilton students interested in education or psychology get the chance work at the center founded by a Hamilton alumnus.  Rodriguez figured she would major in neuroscience or psychology, and when she heard about the center experience, the scale tipped toward Hamilton College.

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Byron K. Johnson ’09

A graduate’s progress: scouting out signs of financial crime

Byron K. Johnson ’09 majored in psychology because he was fascinated by human behavior and thought the course of study would be useful in a career as a criminal defense lawyer. Well before he graduated from Hamilton College, however, Johnson figured out that law wasn’t for him, but he hung on to the psych major. That was a good thing.

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