L. Bowman, Chair; C. Andreoletti, C. Shaw Austad,  P. Chu, J. Conway, J. DiPlacido, F. Donis, C. Fallahi, M. Fallon, S. W. Horowitz, L. Levine,  M. Mealy, L. Perdue, J. Sikorski, B. Waite, R. Wood (Dept. phone: 860-832-3100)

Department Overview

The Department of Psychology offers courses leading to the BA degree. The psychology curriculum provides students with a broad view of the field, its methods of study, and the various specialties of modern psychology.

Many psychology majors may wish to continue their studies in graduate or professional schools of psychology. Others enroll in non-psychology professional programs such as law, education, or social work. Still others study psychology to gain an understanding of people for later use in management, teaching, or other business-related careers. Many students enter directly into psychology-related positions in such areas as rehabilitation or human services. Psychology provides a vehicle for personal development and an avenue for pursuing a liberal arts education. The study of psychology will broaden one's knowledge of people and their behavior and teach one how to study behavior in a scientific way.

The department places emphasis on quality teaching and supports and encourages student research and scholarship. For students interested in experimental psychology, laboratory and computer facilities are available. For those interested in developmental issues, excellent opportunities exist for observing and interacting with children. Faculty resources are always available for student consultation.

Upon completion of a data sheet in the department office, students wishing to major in psychology will be assigned advisors to guide their program choices. Curriculum sheets and advisory materials are also available from the department office.



Major in Psychology, BA (42 credits)

Minor in Psychology (18 credits)

Minor in Gerontology



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