Question. Research. Discover. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you’ll study the source behind all academic disciplines, and you’ll be part of one of the broadest and most widely applicable fields of study. Whether your career leads you to probe the relationship between the brain and behavior, determine how police line-ups can be improved, study how salary incentives improve worker productivity, or help those with various challenges or disabilities — it’s all psychology.
Through our program, many of our students work closely with faculty to conduct research and present findings at regional and nationwide conferences. They also have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge and skills in a professional setting through unparalleled internships. Students are invited to join active student organizations, such as the Psychology Club and the international psychology honor society, Psi Chi. Additionally, every senior psych major completes an original research project that demonstrates his/her newfound expertise in psychology to potential employers and graduate school admissions committees alike.
Many of our graduates have used their Mercyhurst degree in psychology as a stepping stone to go on to do bigger and better things, such as pursuing doctoral degrees from other distinguished programs in the nation (i.e. Yale and Columbia); obtaining law and medical degrees; and even entering into the FBI and Secret Service. Other students have pursued entry-level careers after graduation in law, health and medicine, social work, education, government, sports or business.
And, with a 14-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 20 students, you’re never just a number at Mercyhurst. In fact, many upper level courses average 10 or fewer students. We keep our classes small so you can get individualized attention from professors to ensure your success in class and beyond.