Department of Psychology
College of Science
Neff Hall 388 ~ 260-481-6403
Carol Lawton, Chair
Michael Bendele, Lead Advisor
Craig Hill, LGBT Certificate Program Coordinator
Somer Davis, Academic Advisor
Sara Simpson, Administrative Assistant
Courses in psychology provide an understanding of human behavior and mental processes from a scientific perspective. The psychology majors prepare students for careers that involve knowledge of behavior along with skills in data analysis and research. We offer a Bachelor of Science program for students who wish to pursue graduate programs in psychology and related fields or in medical school. We offer a Bachelor of Arts program for students who intend to work in social services, mental health agencies, or business-related areas such as human resources. We also offer three specialized certificate programs: the Behavior Analysis and Techniques Certificate is for students interested in working with individuals with autism or other behavioral problems; the Death Education Certificate is for students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare, education, and business and be able to provide support to dying or bereaved people; and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Certificate is for students who wish to gain knowledge of issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, advocate for this group, and communicate this knowledge effectively to others. There are many opportunities for students to become involved in research in our extensive lab facilities and in field experiences in the community.
For further details on programs offered in the Department of Psychology, see Program Descriptions in this Catalog.