Achievement in Psychology

Combining classroom work, research, and mentoring from professors with valuable internships and volunteer opportunities, students get theoretical and practical experience. Our Senior Capstone program brings everything together as students prepare and present an in-depth research project using the same statistical and analysis tools used by professionals in the field.

Whether they choose to pursue a graduate degree or enter the workforce, MCU Psychology majors are well prepared for whatever’s next.

30% of Psychology Majors Pursue Graduate Degrees

  • Students in MCU’s Peer Health Education Society get hands-on coaching experience as they educate the community about the dangers of unhealthy choices. Through frank and open discussions and by providing connections to tools and resources, these students promote a healthy campus environment and get practical experience while doing it.

Sample list of Capstone Projects

  • Prevalence of Psychopathy in Children and Young Adults - A. Escobar
  • The Role of Sleep on Academic Performance - J. Cootes
  • Effects of Personalized Normative Feedback on Binge Drinking - M. Faulkner
  • Assessing Media Usage and Anxiety - S. Kim
  • Developing Abilities Through the Arts - S. Peeler


  • 1736 Family Crisis Center
  • Angels Gate Cultural Center
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Canyon Verde Assisted Living
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Community Coalition

Alexandra Abel
Class of 2016

Senior Capstone Project: Adolescents’ Perspective of Gender in Leadership

Examples of Graduates’ Next Steps

  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Gateway Learning Group
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Department of Social Services
  • The Callier Center for Communication Disorder
  • The Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis