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Psychology & Counseling Department Chair
Francis J. DeMatteo, Ed.D., NCSP
Coordinator, School Psychology Program
C. Estelle Campenni
Coordinator, Graduate and Undergraduate Psychology Programs
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies provides psychology and counseling students with facilities for clinical training, student research, and psychological testing.
The McGowan Center also houses the Psychological Services Center, an outpatient mental health clinic that provides mental health services to the community and training facilities for students in undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. The clinic has one-way observation rooms for individual, group, and family therapy.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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The student who majors in Psychology is required to complete a total of 48 credits in Psychology (60 credits in the I/O program track, including credits from Psychology and Business). The core sequence of courses required of all Psychology Majors includes the following courses:
||Psychological Applications of Statistics||3|
|PSYC 314||Physiological Psychology
||Sensation and Perception||
||Contemporary Approaches to Learning
|PSYC 410||Social Psychology||3|
|PSYC 421||Experimental Psychology I||3|
|PSYC 422||Experimental Psychology II||3|
|PSYC 450||Personality Psychology||3|
|PSYC 490||Senior Seminar||3|
Psychology majors are advised to schedule MATH 216, Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. It also is suggested that, where possible, majors take Biology 130, Anatomy and Physiology. Students must earn a total of 126 credits across the major, core, and electives in order to be awarded the baccalaureate degree.
Students in other majors who wish to minor in Psychology must complete 18 credits offered by the department. The student should consult with the Psychology Department chairperson so that an organized, coherent set of courses can be planned and special areas of interest can be made known.