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Programs Offered

Psychology Major, B.A.

The major in psychology covers aspects of human and animal behavior ranging from the firing of a single neuron to the death and dying process. Psychology can prepare students for various entry-level jobs in social services, mental health, management or almost any area that requires a broad liberal arts education. The psychology major also can be the basis for admission to graduate or professional training in psychology, medicine, law and other areas, limited only by the careful selection of elective courses.

Human Sciences, M.A.

Program Director: Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D. macdougall@hood.edu;  301-696-3892

The Master of Arts in Human Sciences program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human nature and complexity and the problems of contemporary society. The goal of the program is to provide a deeper understanding of human experience and the world we live in and to broaden students’ perspectives and understanding of human behavior as they apply to students’ current professional and civic roles.<span>&#160; As such, the goal is to provide existing career enhancement, <i>not</i> to qualify the student to become a professional psychologist or counselor. The MA program is open to qualified applicants to the Graduate School.

Thanatology, M.A.

Program Director: Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D. macdougall@hood.edu;  301-696-3892

A Master of Arts program in Thanatology represents an effort to meet the growing demand for individuals prepared to work with the terminally ill and bereaved, as well as persons prepared to provide death education at all levels in a variety of organizations. The student will understand the discipline of thanatology as well as the integration of thanatology to other fields of study. The M.A. program is created and expanded from our thanatology concentration under the existing M.A. in Human Sciences.

Certificate in Thanatology

Program Director: Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D. macdougall@hood.edu;  301-696-3892

This 15-credit certificate program is designed for current middle and high school mathematics teachers. It combines courses in mathematics and education, and focuses on the mathematics covered in Maryland’s Core Learning Goals.