Psychological Science Department
The Psychological Science Department educates students in the scientific study of the mind and human behavior.
Students learn theoretical explanations of human behavior as well as the methods employed in psychological research. They also develop skills in research methods, data analysis, scientific writing, and interpersonal communication.
The knowledge and skills gained from this program prepare students for graduate study in related fields and/or careers in many areas including research, business, and social services.
Students may choose between a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in the Psychological Science major.
Students majoring in Psychological Science select one of the following concentrations:
- General Psychology Concentration
- Cognitive Science Concentration
- Applied Psychology Concentration
The department also offers the following minors:
Career choices for the psychological science graduate are very broad. The critical thinking, quantitative, and writing skills that are developed in the psychological science major prepare graduates for a variety of careers, including human services, human resources, marketing, advertising, and sales among others.
Many students also pursue advanced degrees in psychology and related disciplines in areas such as developmental, cognitive, biological, industrial/organizational, social, and clinical/counseling psychology.
These graduate programs can lead to careers in human resources, mental health and school guidance counseling, teaching, and research.
To learn more about some of the subfields within Psychology, please click the links below:
For more information on careers in psychology, click the link below:
- Psychology: Science in Action (American Psychological Association)
- Careers in Psychology (American Psychological Association) (PDF)
Requirements & Study Plans
- Christopher Adams, PhD
- Cheryl Armstrong, PhD
- Daneen Deptula, PhD
- Lena Ficco, PhD
- Laura Garofoli, PhD
- Cheryl Goldman, PhD
- Peter Hogan, PhD
- Michael Hove, PhD
- Sara Levine, PhD
- Jannette McMenamy, PhD
- Hildur Schilling, PhD
- Thomas Schilling , PhD
Clubs & Other Links
- American Psychological Association
- Association for Psychological Science
- Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology)
- Psychological Science Club
- Human Subjects Committee