Summer Pre-College: Psychology
Summer Pre-College: Psychology
Please note: This program is at capacity. We will no longer accept applications for the Summer of 2023.
In-Person Session I: June 25 - July 8, 2023
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 underlying assumptions and empirical research. We will also talk to a variety of Marist faculty so that you can better understand the diversity of subfields contained within the field of Psychology.
Welcome to Marist
Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.
- Gain an appreciation of psychology as a science by learning how psychologists 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.
- Hear from and ask questions of Marist Psychology faculty from a diverse set of fields
"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
Earn College Credit Over the Summer
Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors 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 2023 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.