The Department of Psychology offers a major concentration in psychology (HEGIS 2001) leading to a BA degree. The department also offers a five year BA/MA degree program (HEGIS 2001). In addition, the department offers a certificate program in health counseling, a certificate program in drug and alcohol abuse studies, and a minor in psychology.
Chair: P. Oswald; Professors: P. Greene, P. Oswald; Professor Emerita: P. Jirik-Babb; Associate Professors: K. Kim, J. Theodore, K. Zaromatidis; Assistant Professors: B. Cesario, O. Huk, C. Jacobson.
Psychology as a science aims to predict, control and explain human behavior. The programs in psychology involve the student as a researcher in this process.
The psychology department has identified several goals for its students. Students who complete a major in psychology will demonstrate:
- Fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings, and be able to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.
- Ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
- Competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- The ability to apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.
The BA program is designed for students who enjoy elective flexibility. The BA in psychology can be structured so that the courses required for entry into a typical MA in physical therapy or occupational therapy are completed in a four-year program. The BA/MA enables the motivated student to obtain the MA in five years. Both programs prepare students for graduate work and careers in diverse fields.
Students who so elect may avail themselves of the opportunity to participate in internships in conjunction with PSY 493 , PSY 496 , and PSY 497 , PSY 498, PSY 499 .
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Arts/Master of ArtsCertificateNon-Degree