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Dawn Kriebel, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
610-647-4400, ext. 3292

Program Overview

As a psychology major at Immaculata, you will gain an understanding of the major areas of psychology, psychological research methods, and how this knowledge translates into real-world clinical and research settings. Immaculata's program will help you investigate human behavior, explore the relationship between the mind and the body, and understand counseling theories. 

You can develop a course of study that will best suit your career needs. You can choose to complement your knowledge of psychology with a variety of minors, such as social work, sociology, or business.

Our talented, dedicated faculty have expertise in clinical psychology, educational psychology, cognitive psychology and developmental psychology. You will receive personalized advice and support from faculty to help you develop a course of study that best suits your career needs. You can choose from a wide array of courses, including Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Sport Psychology and Health Psychology. Through courses like these, you’ll learn how to apply psychological concepts to the business world, athletic performance and health.

Program Highlights

  • Gain work experience through internships in a variety of contexts.
  • Participate in research projects with psychology faculty, exploring topics such as test anxiety, self-defeating cognitions, and academic achievement among low-income children. You can work with a faculty mentor to gather and analyze data from real-life situations, which will provide valuable experience especially if you want to attend graduate school.
  • Join the Psychology Club and get real-life experience in psychology through community outreach, scientific research, and program leadership.
  • Earn a 3.0 GPA and join the Psi Chi Honor Society, which seeks to encourage scholarship and advance the science of psychology.

As a psychology major, you can become competent in:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Showing empathy
  • Conducting research and analyzing and explaining the results
  • Understanding human development and behavior

Career Potential

If graduate study is your intention, Immaculata offers a variety of graduate certificates and master's and doctoral programs in psychology.

If immediate employment is your goal, you may seek employment in a multitude of careers, including:

Social or Human Services

  • Case worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Community organizer
  • Development officer
  • Employment counselor
  • Family services worker
  • Gerontology aide
  • Group home coordinator
  • Hospital patient service representative
  • Life skills counselor
  • Mental health counselor
  • Residential counselor
  • Social worker
  • Volunteer coordinator


  • Arbitrator
  • Community relations officer
  • Consultant
  • Employee relations assistant
  • Event planner
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Management trainee
  • Marketing researcher
  • Personnel administrator
  • Staff training and development specialist
  • Admission counselor


  • Behavior analyst
  • Grant/report writer
  • Research analyst
  • Statistical assistant
  • Social policy researcher
  • Urban planning research assistant


  • Academic advisor
  • Camp staff director
  • Career counselor
  • Early education specialist
  • Guidance counselor
  • Housing/student life coordinator
  • Tutor
  • Youth director


View the course sequence sheet for psychology.

You can choose to complement your psychology major with a variety of minors. Some of the most popular include 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 from which students choose, including local businesses and industry, residential treatment facilities, and schools serving students with developmental delays.

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Federal Compliance Links | Clery | Employment
Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved