An Information Course for the Beginning Psychology Major

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Introduction to the Psychology Major is a course required for beginning psychology majors. Participants (N = 190) completed a pretest and posttest examining their knowledge and perceptions regarding course goals, such as PsycLIT database familiarity, career options with a bachelor’s degree in psychology,curriculum requirements, and graduate school options. Statistically significant differences emerged for 18 of 21 questions. At posttest, students indicated less commitment to the psychology major. Those students who continue as psychology majors are better informed and more aware of the realities and opportunities in psychology.