Studying Psychology at Kenyon
The psychology curriculum includes courses in learning and motivation, perception, physiology, neurophysiology, and the psychology of language. Students study independently and work closely with faculty in a range of fields, from cognition in the elderly to behavioral pharmacology.
Psychology of Language
One thing that makes humans unique is our amazing capacity for language and complex symbol use. By the end of this course, you'll have gained a heightened awareness of just how complex language use really is, along with a richer appreciation of the far-reaching impact it has on our everyday lives.
Much of psychology investigates the problems facing human beings, but we’re coming to realize that a life devoid of the negative is not synonymous with a life well-lived. This course focuses on parts of life that help individuals and communities flourish, including emotions, character traits and institutions.
There are more than seven billion people on Earth, yet many theories used to explain psychological functioning are based on limited samples drawn from the West. In this course, we examine in greater detail the impact of culture on human behavior and gain an appreciation of culture’s influence on everyday experiences.
Interested in a career in teaching, coaching or mentoring? In this course, we study the cognitive, developmental and motivational processes that underlie education, examine teacher behavior, and explore interdisciplinary topics like multicultural and special education, public policy, and recent trends in schools.
Kenyon ranks eighth in the country (and ahead of every Ivy) for the proportion of STEM grads to earn a doctorate in a STEM field.
75students a year pursue College-funded research projects in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
Futures in Medicine
More than 90 percent of Kenyon applicants with solid grades and test scores are accepted to medical school. Learn more about premed advising.
$1Mgrant from the the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The grant is one of several that Kenyon scientists have earned to foster a more inclusive and diverse scientific community.