Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Uhler Hall, Room 101
Phone: 724-357-2426

Lisa C. Newell, Chair (

The program in psychology leads to a Psychology, BA  degree and is designed to give students an understanding of the methods of psychological inquiry and the state of knowledge in the science of behavior and mental processes. The major offers the background required for graduate work in psychology and also preparation for such related fields as social work, business, medicine, marketing, law, criminal justice, and education. Psychology majors select one of two specializations (Applied Psychology and Psychological Science), which allows them to tailor their educational experience to their own goals and interests. The program emphasizes a broad scholarly foundation across the chief areas of psychology, depth of learning in students’ chosen direction, and hands-on opportunities for skill-building integrated throughout the program.

The department also offers a Psychology Minor .

Qualified Psychology majors are invited to apply for admission to an Psychology Honors Program  that offers enriching educational experiences beyond the traditional curriculum. The core for the program is the same as for the Psychology major. Students in the honors program also complete special seminar classes and an independent research experience that culminates in an honors thesis.

All Psychology majors are required to complete a minor or a concentration, chosen in consultation with their academic advisor.

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