Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Psychology is scientific study of human and non-human behavior. Our psychology faculty is committed to providing instruction, opportunities and resources for undergraduate students to master scientific knowledge and skills in psychology and apply that understanding in a socially responsible way to their personal and professional growth.


Why major in psychology?

Simply ... it's intrinsically interesting, enabling you to study how and why people do the things they do. Plus, a psychology degree opens the door to a variety of careers, such as a school psychologist, neuroscientist or clinical psychologist.

Department Chairperson
  Julie Kontos | | 570-389-4476
Department Secretary
  Marnie Yeick | | 570-389-4471

2102 McCormick Center
Office: 570-389-4471
Fax: 570-389-3019

An APA aligned psychology program provides ...

Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • 36 credit major allows for a double major or complementary minors
  • 18 credit minor to complement another major
  • students demonstrate a depth of knowledge in capstones (TA, 406, 466)
  • 100 percent tenure-track faculty hold doctorates in areas of expertise
  • faculty expertise spans all major domains of psychology: biological. cognitive, behavioral, social development, personality and applied

Professional Development



Oral and Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • small class size throughout curriculum allows for class discussions, oral presentations and detailed feedback on writing assignments
  • students demonstrate communication skills in capstone experiences (406, TA, 466, 497)

Ethical and Social Responsibility

Community Outreach
  • teach ethical understanding through co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as community outreach
  • students demonstrate ethical competence in capstone courses (TA, 466, 497)

Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

Psychology Research
  • core experimental courses create a common learning experience for students
  • student-faculty research often lead to presentations and publications
  • students demonstrate analytical and critical thinking in capstone courses (406, 466)
Psychology ASA Goals