The Division of Social Sciences offers a bachelor's degree program in Psychology which is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of the science of human behavior and mental processes. Students will become familiar with the most important contemporary research finding in the fields of learning, personality, counseling, psychophysiology, social processes, abnormal Psychology, and human development. The Psychology major is often used as a foundation for professional training in counseling, law, the ministry, or graduate study in Psychology.

The Psychology major has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provide a broad liberal arts exposure to the discipline and thereby prepare students for a broad range of careers in business management and public service. The requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology include a stronger emphasis on the development of analytic skills and thus may be of special interest to students planning to pursue advanced degrees in the field. As a requirement for graduation, all Psychology majors must sit for a nationally normed exit examination in the Senior year.

CMU's Psychology Club is for students majoring in Psychology (advisor: Dr. Beth Gold). CMU has a chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society (advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry).

Psychology Program Outcomes

The demonstration of knowledge

  • A specific student-outcome goal for the CMU psychology program includes the demonstration of knowledge regarding the general principles of psychology, the major theoretical frameworks, and the process of designing and conducting empirical research.

The application of competencies

  • The application of these competencies to the continuous development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The effective communication of understanding.

  • The effective communication of understanding through written and oral expression.
Majors and Minors

Major Minor

BA or BS in Psychology AA in Psychology Psychology Minor
Last updated: 07/06/2021