Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Why study Psychology at Edinboro?

If you’re intrigued by the study of the human mind and its relationship to behavior, this is the place for you. At Edinboro, we are passionate about undergraduate education, and have created a student-centered Psychology program that is unlike any other in the region.

Thirteen full-time faculty provide expertise in all major areas of psychology. They work closely with you to understand your specific interests, strengths and skills, and help you chart a course for success. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program at Edinboro uniquely offers an intensive, semester-long, internship opportunity, allowing you to gain a depth of knowledge in a particular field. You will also have the opportunity as an undergraduate student to conduct research with a faculty mentor and present at regional and national scientific conferences.

Along the way you’ll learn how to think critically and work as a member of a team while you strengthen your written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. You will graduate well prepared for employment in your field or for advanced studies at the masters or doctorate level.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Explore diverse career options.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is an area of academic excellence at Edinboro University. The program promotes critical thinking, highlights psychology in everyday life and promotes the exploration of diverse career options.

Customize your plan of study.

Careers in the field of psychology are as diverse as the study of psychology itself. Whether you’re interested in child development, the study of mental illness, the way businesses operate, how crimes are solved or even how athletes are coached, psychology plays a significant role. At Edinboro, you will follow a plan of study that matches your personal interests and leads to careers in fields such as:

Mental Health - Whether you are interested in working with children, adults or both, your undergraduate degree from Edinboro will prepare you to immediately enter the field as well as prepare you for advanced degrees in clinical psychology, counseling, school psychology, social work, art therapy and other related programs.

Behavioral Neuroscience and Health Care - Exceptional resources including active research laboratories in cognition, behavioral pharmacology and behavioral endocrinology that provide a foundation for students interested in becoming a physician or psychiatrist, or pursuing a career as a neuroscientist, cognitive scientist, genetic counselor or physical or occupational therapist.

Forensic Psychology - Engaging opportunities in forensic psychology, law enforcement, probation and parole and correctional counseling often begin with undergraduate training in psychology.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Explore psychology’s relevance to the business world in topics such as hiring, motivation, group behavior and leadership.

Take your Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree to the next level.

Many of Edinboro’s Psychology graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees. Some enroll in doctoral programs in psychology, while others attend medical or law school. Our students have pursued advanced degrees in a diverse array of fields, such as counseling, social work, business and health care. Regardless of where they go, our students consistently report that they are well prepared. We also have a very flexible three-year accelerated degree program in Psychology that works with many graduate programs including all of these at Edinboro:

"Our program allows students to tailor their educational experience to their interests. Whether they are interested in pursuing an internship or research, joining the workforce or going to graduate school, students from a diverse array of backgrounds achieve success in our program."

Dr. Thaddeus Rada-Bayne, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology