Our faculty are experts in their respective knowledge areas. This translates into exceptional course content, experiential activities and research opportunities.
The psychology faculty are passionate about providing outstanding educational opportunities for students, and consistently receive high ratings from students and peers. The department provides students with the opportunity to:
Learn psychological concepts, principles, theories and research strategies.
Develop skills in analyzing, evaluating and applying psychological principles and theories to their professional preparation and personal lives.
Conduct research and internships.
Explore graduate school and career opportunities in psychology and related areas.
If you plan on pursuing a master's-level or doctoral-level degree in psychology, then research experience is crucial. You will be encouraged to work on research projects with faculty and participate in conference presentations and journal publications. Each year faculty and students present their work at regional and national conferences, including the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) and American Psychological Association (APA).
Psychology major Andrew Fontaine discusses his experience getting to know his professors and participating in a research project with faculty.
The Psychology Department emphasizes both the humanistic and scientific aspects of psychology to help us understand how humans and animals think, feel, act and interact individually and in groups. The psychology major is designed for students who desire to study and understand human behavior, want to enter psychology as a profession, or regard psychology as a liberal arts preparation for further training in other professions. The Psychology Department offers: