School of Liberal Arts and Education
The Department of Psychology is part of the School of Liberal Arts and Education. It has one of the largest undergraduate programs at the College as measured by the number of students majoring in the subject and awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degrees. Psychology is a foundational subject that is required by most majors in the College and makes an excellent minor for Bachelor of Arts or Science majors that want to enhance their academic experience.
The Department offerings provide students with a foundation in general psychology and are consistent with the Departmental mission of preparing students for graduate education in clinical and counseling, personality, social, developmental, educational, sport, community, school, biological, health, cognitive, environmental, forensic and industrial/organizational psychology. This degree is also designed to provide pre-professional training for those students who are preparing for careers in health care, education, urban affairs, government, and industry. Coursework is complemented by activities in the field as well as research in a psychology laboratory.
The laboratory offers students opportunities to conduct research (Independent Study, Research Practicum, and Senior Thesis options). The clinical practicum affords students the opportunity to undertake an internship in some mental health area in the community. Each year awards are given for academic excellence and community or college service.
Psychology majors typically complete their Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration and Psychology. The AA degree transitions seamlessly into the Bachelor of Arts degree where students may elect to specialize in: Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Personality, and Social Psychology.
The Department of Psychology values mentorship and provides hands on guidance to its students to help them achieve their goals and to obtain admission to the graduate program of their choice.
From mentorship by our award winning and highly skilled faculty, along with the assistance of The Career Management Services Center, students will be offered the opportunity to gain real-life experience prior to receiving their BA degree.
A student must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in the major for graduation. There are two conditions under which a student is required to repeat a course in the major unless granted special permission: 1) if a grade of "C-" or below in the course causes the GPA in the major to drop below 2.0, or 2) if a student receives a grade of "C-"or below in a course that is a prerequisite for another required course in the major.
Students applying for advanced standing are required to meet the general advanced standing requirements of the College. Courses taken at another institution that are required or are prerequisites for required courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to be counted toward the B.A. degree.
|K. Barker||Ph.D.||Social Psychology|
|P. Canson||Ph.D.||Cultural/Clinical Psychology|
|E. Gologor||Ph.D.||Sport/Clinical Psychology|
|H. Jones||Ph.D.||Health /Social Psychology|
|M.B. Lashley||Ph.D.||Clinical/Developmental Psychology|
|N. Oley||Ph.D.||Physiological Psychology|