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The Psychology Department has built an active culture to encourage high quality student involvement and encourages faculty/student collaborative work. All students graduating with a degree in psychology are required to participate in at least one research project. In the past, student research has frequently resulted in conference poster presentations and/or publications.

Among the many locations for student internships are: Achievement Center, Allegheny County Children & Youth, Allegheny County Jail, Ardens Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living, Betheseda Children's Home, Erie City Mission, Family Services of NW Pennsylvania, Guadenzia-Crossroads, Hermitage House Youth Services, Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, Ligonier Camp & Conference Center, Mercy Center for Women, Perseus House, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, SafeNet, St. Vincent Health Center, Sarah Reed Children's Center, Stairways Behavioral Health, State Correctional Institition-Albion, and State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs, to name just a few.

Student Clubs
Psychology Club, Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, Neuroscience Journal Club

Graduate School
Psychology graduates have been accepted into such prestigious institutions as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of North Texas, University of Akron, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Kent State University, Kansas State University, University of Notre Dame, Florida State University, University of South Florida, Boston College, and Cornell University.

Successful Alumni
Psychology graduates are enjoying careers all over the world in positions such as professor, school psychologist, and attorney.  Specific positions include:

  • Founder and CEO, Credit Covers
  • Sex Offender Treatment Coordinator, SCI Albion
  • Senior Human Factors Consultant, Atlantic Human Factors
  • Vice President for Human Resources, Old Mutual Financial Network
  • Director of Early Childhood Intervention and Mental Health Services
  • Director of Sex Offender Treatment, Pa. Department of Corrections


Program Highlights

  • The Psychology Department was proud to sponsor a Diversity Speaker Series recently which brought Kyle Maynard, Sue Thomas and Matt Roloff to the Edinboro University campus.
  • All faculty members in the department hold doctoral or terminal degrees in their field and membership in professional organizations.
  • Six faculty members are licensed psychologists.
  • Human subjects research activity includes investigations in the areas of sex offenders and predators, forensic developmental psychology, social psychology, creativity, mindfulness, long distance relationship, social psychology and sports psychology.
  • A 2,600-square-foot state-of-the-art animal  learning facility is used for teaching advanced labs and original programmatic research.

The Office of Records and Registration maintains curriculum requirement forms for all undergraduate majors and degree programs offered by Edinboro University. The programs listed here include corresponding links to a printable form. Changes to curriculum requirements and semester sequences are not uncommon. These links are the curriculum requirements and semester sequence sheets for your major.

To ensure you are meeting the degree requirements when you began your program, students and advisors should use the degree evaluation. Login to myEdinboro portal to access S.C.O.T.S.