Psychology Program (B.S.)

This program is designed to heighten students’ understanding of human behavior with an emphasis on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the social and cultural basis of behavior, and the analysis of behavioral problems and disorders. The multidisciplinary nature of this program prepares students for careers in fields like counseling, therapy, research, and community management, to list a few. 

Courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their field, and who bring their valuable insights directly into the classroom. Your faculty’s firsthand experience, paired with your academic coursework, will provide you with valuable insight into your professional fields of interest
"Joining and engaging in the Endicott Van Loan program for Psychology has been an amazing experience. As someone with significant workplace experience and prior learning within this field, I wanted to join a program that would allow me to move further in my career path. This program continues to educate me in the study of Psychology, not only in areas that were familiar from my work experience, but also in new areas. The professors are always available and the curriculum allows you to think critically about specific areas of study in Psychology. You will engage in interactive and thought-provoking discussion with your classmates and professors. The classes are designed in a way that makes it easy to be a successful college student while continuing to work your way through school."
Caleb Rogers ’21
Psychology, Concentration in Trauma Studies
  • Program Overview

    The comprehensive 42-course, 126-credit curriculum demonstrates how human behavior changes from infancy through old age. You will learn how to conduct and critically evaluate research, and you will be introduced to research techniques such as survey construction and systematic observation. Your courses will cover variety of fields, such as: 

    Applied Research Methods
    Applied Statistics 
    Critical Reading & Writing 
    Childhood & Adolescent Psychology
    Abnormal Psychology 
    Adulthood & Aging 
    Sociology

    VLS Psych students conversing
  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    General Education Electives - 12 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr. 
    Open Electives - 39 cr.

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr.
    Open Electives - 27 cr.

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration - 24 credits

    Required Concentration Courses

    • ED 201 - Foundations of Reading (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Inclusionary Practices in Educational Settings (Cr: 3)
    • ED 207 - Strategies of Teaching Early Childhood Curriculum (Cr: 3)
    • ED 221 - Emergent Literacy Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ED 308 - Early Childhood Methods (Cr: 3)
    • ED 331 - Issues and Best Practices of English Language Learners (Cr: 3)

    Required General Education Courses

    • ENG 312 - Literature for Children (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 204 - Child Growth and Development (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Early Childhood Education will:

    • Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication
    • Recognize the fundamental benchmarks to work in the field of early childhood education
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the concentration
    • Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of early childhood education as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core
    • Apply quantitative decision-making techniques for problem solving in the early childhood classroom
    • Design, execute and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the student's personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Homeland Security Studies

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (must be 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr. 
    Open Electives - 33 cr. 

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration- 18 credits

    Required Concentration Courses

    • BUS 355 - Risk Management (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 230 - Cyber Threats and Security (Cr: 3)
    • HLS 105 - Introduction to Homeland Security (Cr: 3)
    • HLS 205 - America's Intelligence Community (Cr: 3)
    • POL 216 - International Conflicts (Cr: 3)
    • SST 301 - Terrorism Studies (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Homeland Security Studies will:

    • Comprehend the interdisciplinary field of Homeland Security and the complex political, cultural and legislative issues that are required to protect the homeland and respond to disasters
    • Implement processes that strengthen project management, evaluation, and accountability within the homeland security directorate
    • Identify and describe research issues relevant to existing and emerging homeland security challenges
    • Assess current and future homeland security risks and opportunities
    • Demonstrate the critical thinking, writing and research skills that are necessary to participate in the homeland security field

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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Integrative Health

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    General Education Electives - 12 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr. 
    Open Electives - 21 cr. 

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration- 18 credits

    Required Concentration Courses

    Elective* - 3 cr.

    • BUS 380 - Small Business Management (Cr: 3)
    • PE 202 - Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 105 - Health Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 206 - Foundations of Mindfulness (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 323 - Stress and Illness (Cr: 3)

    *Required Concentration Elective

    • ART 110 - Foundations of Creative Therapies (Cr: 3)
    • ART 240 - Imagination and Creativity (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 300 - Entrepreneurship (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 450 - Dynamics of Leadership (Cr: 3)
    • EDM 200 - Culture and Identity (Cr: 3)
    • HMS 310 - Crisis Intervention (Cr: 3)
    • LST 301 - Yoga: Theory, Culture & Practice (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 115 - Substance Abuse and Society (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 335 - Theories of Counseling (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 201 - Trauma & Society (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Integrative Health will:

    • Recall and apply the foundational knowledge of health psychology as it applies to integrative health.
    • Demonstrate the writing, critical thinking, research and presentation skills necessary to communicate across the integrative health field.
    • Understand processes that strength individual and community accountability and awareness of health disparities.
    • Recognize business conventions and opportunities within the integrative health field and execute projects that enhance the field.
    • Develop the self and interpersonal awareness necessary to build resilience in one's self, community and work environments

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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Montessori Education

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be two 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr. 
    Open Electives - 39 cr. 

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration - 18 credits

    Required Concentration Courses

    • ED 101 - Introduction to Education (Cr: 3)
    • EDM 200 - Culture and Identity (Cr: 3)
    • EDM 300 - Education and Democracy (Cr: 3)
    • EDM 400 - Action Research (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the student's personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Montessori Education will:

    • Enhance student writing and critical thinking regarding the Montessori Method
    • Develop skills in action research
    • Identify and describe intrinsic motivation as it applies to themselves as teachers and students
    • Understanding the role of democracy in establishing the current public and private education system
    • Assess the influence of culture on educational objectives

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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma Studies

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (at least two 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr. 
    Open Electives - 33 cr. 

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration - 18 credits

    Required Concentration Courses

    One Elective* - 3 cr.

    • HMS 310 - Crisis Intervention (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 225 - Psychology of Trauma (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 326 - Developmental Trauma (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 335 - Theories of Counseling (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 201 - Trauma & Society (Cr: 3)

    *Trauma Studies Electives

    • CJ 241 - Victimology (Cr: 3)
    • CJ 341 - Domestic Violence (Cr: 3)
    • HMS 309 - Contemporary Issues in PTSD Treatment (Cr: 3)
    • HMS 327 - The Victimization of Children (Cr: 3)
    • HMS 357 - Workplace and School Violence (Cr: 3)
    • HMS 440 - Understanding and Treating Sexual Trauma: Theory, Research and Practice (Cr: 3)
    • POL 216 - International Conflicts (Cr: 3)
    • POL 430 - Human Rights (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 317 - Criminal Profiling and Threat Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 435 - Group Therapy: Theory and Practice (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the student's personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Trauma Studies will:

    • Comprehend how trauma is an individual, political and cultural issue
    • Assess individual and organizational risk by engaging in critical thinking regarding the impact of trauma on individuals and society
    • Prepare students to understand the populations that have experienced trauma and to develop programs that better service populations who have experienced trauma
    • Identify and describe research issues relevant to policy and educational issues that prevent trauma
    • Demonstrate the critical thinking, writing, and research skills that are necessary to participate in the trauma studies field

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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Small Business Management

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    General Education Electives - 12 cr.
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
    Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr. 
    Open Electives - 21 cr. 

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 203 - Adulthood and Aging (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 220 - Psychological Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 322 - Biological Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 345 - Cognitive Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 350 - History and Systems of Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration- 18 credits

    Required Concentration Courses

    • BUS 309 - Project Management (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 328 - Sales Management (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 380 - Small Business Management (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 415 - Business Negotiation (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 460 - Brand Management (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 203 - Public Relations (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

    In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Small Business Management will:

    • Understand how to manage the financial, sales and public relations issues associated with small business ownership.
    • Demonstrate the writing, critical thinking, presentation and business development skills necessary to succeed in promoting and managing a small business.  
    • Demonstrate capacity to communicate and negotiate with suppliers, potential investors, customers and employees. 
    • Recognize the role of promotion, customer service and public relations in profitability running a small business.
    • Understand the role of effective project management and delegation to meet small business needs.

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Why Van Loan?

Our seven-week courses are offered in-person or remote in Beverly, Mass., or Boston, as well as online. Course scheduling is flexible, and with rolling admissions, you can begin your academic journey any time of year. 

In addition to the support you’ll receive from our dedicated faculty and staff, an abundance of resources are available to students, such as access to three computer labs, a makerspace, career center, entrepreneurship center, tutoring & writing center, counseling center, and advising support. Small class sizes ensure open communication, enable peer-to-peer interaction, and enhance the student experience. 

Your previous experience is valuable—gain college credit for your work and life experience through our Prior Learning Assessment program (PLA). Each three-credit PLA course consists of a personal tour of reflection, retrieval, and writing processes. You’ll create a portfolio that documents your professional and personal expertise, which you will use to petition for credit. 

All of our programs are tailored to the adult learner, and provide benefits such as scholarships for single parents, discounts for active and military veterans, a generous transfer policy, and more.

Take charge of your personal and professional growth today. 

To learn more about our programming or to inquire about additional benefits available to our students, contact us vls@endicott.edu.   

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