Psychology

Psychology

“You will not find many programs where you will feel truly cared about, get such one on one interactions or where your professors and the staff become your lifelong friends. I would not be the person I am today without all of the knowledge and support that I have gotten from them.”– Ashley C.

What could be more fascinating than the study of the human mind?

What motivates us and how do we learn? What affects our perception of the world? What governs our emotions?

At Saint Peter’s University, psychology majors delve into the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.

With concentrations in clinical, cognitive and forensic psychology, students follow a rigorous program that prepares them for graduate school and careers in psychology, working with individuals or organizations. Many psychology majors also excel in law, management and education.

Under the guidance of faculty who are all actively involved in research, psychology students gain hands-on experience in on-campus laboratories, including an optokinetic drum used to explore perception and motion sickness.

And every year the Psychology Club and Psi Chi (honors society) members attend and present research at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting held in cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and New York.

Students receive individualized advising every semester to ensure that they are on the right path.

The decisions one makes about their college education can have a profound impact upon one’s later life and career. Choosing a major is not an easy task! Students choose psychology because they find it interesting, fun, and includes a variety of areas to study.