The Psychology Department at Immaculata University is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, education, or social service agencies, or for graduate studies. As a psychology major, you will gain an understanding of the major areas of psychology and psychological research methods and of how this knowledge translates into real-world settings.
At Immaculata, you have every opportunity to develop a course of study that will best suit your career needs. If you desire to major in "straight" psychology, you can choose to complement this knowledge with any one of a variety of minors, of which some of the most popular are social work, sociology, and business. Internships are strongly recommended because graduate schools and employers show the most interest in graduates with practical experience. The Psychology Department has selected a variety of sites for students to choose from, including hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and schools serving students with developmental delays. Research opportunities include work with faculty on topics such as:
The integration of psychology and spirituality
Test anxiety based on faculty perceptions or self-defeating cognitions
Over-representation of adopted children in psychiatric and special education populations
If graduate study is your intention, you could choose to apply to Immaculata's master's or doctoral degree programs in psychology. If immediate employment is your goal, you may seek employment in social service agencies or with employee assistance programs. Regardless of your choice, a degree from Immaculata University will give you the advantages to succeed.
For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Maria Cuddy-Casey at MCuddy-Casey@immaculata.edu or 610-647-4400 ext. 3158.