If you’re interested in better understanding behavior and developing skills that will keep the most opportunites open to you over your career, a B.S. in Psychology from Edinboro University is the degree for you!
We are passionate about undergraduate education and have created a student-centered Psychology program that is unlike any other in the region. It will prepare you for a variety of jobs in psychology and related fields.
The undergraduate Psychology program is an area of academic excellence at Edinboro University that focuses 100% on undergraduates like you. The program promotes critical thinking, highlights psychology in everyday life and promotes the exploration of diverse career options.
As you work toward your degree in Psychology, 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'll graduate well prepared for employment in your field or
for advanced studies at the master's or doctorate level.
Twelve full-time faculty provide expertise across 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.
As a student, you'll have the opportunity for an intensive, semester-long internship
that allows you to gain a depth of knowledge in a particular field. In addition, with
no graduate students, undergraduates have many opportunities to conduct research with
a faculty mentor and present at regional and national scientific conferences.
Careers in the field of psychology are as diverse as the study of psychology itself. Whether you're interested in child development, treatment 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:
You'll build a strong foundation for working with children, adults or both as you prepare to enter the workforce as a mental health professional or to go on to graduate school for an advanced degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Art Therapy, School Psychology and more.
If you're interested in becoming a physician or psychiatrist, or pursuing a career in neuroscience, cognitive science or health professions, you can take advantage of Edinboro's exceptional resources including an animal lab and active research laboratories in cognition, behavioral pharmacology and behavioral endocrinology.
Customize your Psychology coursework with specific electives that will expand your knowledge and prepare you for engaging opportunities in forensic psychology, law, military and law enforcement, probation and parole, and correctional counseling.
Given its focus on behavior, Psychology majors at Edinboro are well-suited to pursue
careers in management, sales, marketing, human resources, as well as the growing area
of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Many of Edinboro’s Psychology graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of fields, such as counseling, social work, business and health care. Some enroll in doctoral programs in psychology, while others attend medical or law school. Alumni consistently report that they are better prepared than their graduate-student peers.
Interested in becoming a licensed social worker? Check out our 4+1 Accelerated B.S. Psychology + MSW program and earn your bachelor’s and master’s in just five years.
Dr. Gary Levine
Psychology Department Chair
106 Compton Hall
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