Department of Psychology | Mount St. Joseph University

Students in the Department of Psychology investigate human behavior and mental processes.

The psychology program provides excellent preparation for careers in

  • mental health,
  • child development,
  • psychological research,
  • human resources,
  • education, 
  • and more.


This major is also a strong choice for students who plan to pursue graduate school in psychology or related fields, such as law, social work or physical therapy.

A survey of our recent psychology graduates showed that 100% of them had either obtained full-time employment or were pursuing graduate study.

Our faculty have earned numerous state-wide awards for teaching excellence and college-wide awards for teaching excellence and distinguished scholarship.

The major focuses on the theories, research techniques, and applications of the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, as we emphasize development of critical thinking and research skills.

Programs

Leadership

Photo of Tim Lawson Tim Lawson

Chair, Professor