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Psychological Science Department

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Department of Psychological Science is available to all constituents remotely. Please email Brenda Coleman, Administrative Assistant to the Psychological Science Department at or call 978-665-3355 to leave a message. Dr. Sara Levine, Chair of Psychological Science, will be in the office at the McKay Complex, Room 206 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and available for face to face meetings by appointment and available for virtual meetings throughout the week.  Please email with your availability to schedule. To make an appointment with a Psychological Sciences faculty member, please contact them directly. Contact information and office hours are listed elsewhere on this page. 


The Psychological Science Department will educate you in the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. You'll learn theoretical explanations of human behavior as well as the methods employed in psychological research.

The Psychological Science Department has attempted to align its curriculum with the American Psychological Association's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.

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Psychological Science Major - You may choose between a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Students majoring in Psychological Science select one of the following concentrations:

The department also offers the following minors:

Department Highlights

Psychological Science students may qualify for membership in the Fitchburg State University Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, upon completion of:

  • At least three semesters (45 credits) of college coursework and
  • At least three courses (9 credits) in psychology at Fitchburg State University, including PSY 2100 Research Design and Analysis II

Students are eligible for induction if the following criteria are met:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.2
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Psychological Science major
  • Minimum average GPA of 2.5 across both PSY 2000 Research Design and Analysis I and PSY 2100 Research Design and Analysis II
  • Signatures of support from three Psychological Science faculty members.

Contact Us

Office: McKay, Room 206
Chairperson: Dr. Sara Levine, 978.665.3611
Administrative Assistant: Brenda Coleman, 978.665.3355
Admissions Office: 978.665.3144 or


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    Career Opportunities

    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 you for a variety of careers, including human services, human resources, marketing, advertising, and sales among others.

    Many 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 links below:

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