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Psychology (B.A.)

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Explore the Intricacies of the Human Mind with a Psychology Degree from Gannon University 

    How do we learn? What is personality, and how can it be measured? What motivates behavior? The study of psychology is a way to find the answers to these and other vital, fundamental questions. Explore a window into the beauty and majesty of the human mind through Gannon University’s psychology program and secure your meaningful career in meaningful career in psychology, counseling, mental health, neuroscience, business, law, law enforcement and more.

    • Explore diverse internship opportunities with organizations and agencies within walking distance of campus.
    • Become a leader in your community, improving the lives of individuals, families and larger groups.
    • Take the first step toward a challenging, productive and fulfilling career.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Psychology

    • Establish a strong theoretical foundation with core courses in human development, social psychology, psychopathology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology and physiological psychology.
    • Learn to use scientific knowledge to make reasoned and ethical judgments that promote the health and wellbeing of the individual, community and society.  
    • Deepen your understanding of the relationships between psychology, religion and human values. 

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Work with an advisor to design an internship that is most suitable to your career interests and academic schedule.  
    • Build a strong and marketable groundwork in research methods, the statistics and behavioral sciences
    • Learn to apply psychological theory in order to help solve important, real-world problems faced by individuals, organizations and society at large. 

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key psychology courses including:

    The Helping Relationship: Learn basic helping skills and have the opportunity to practice and role play in specially designed counseling rooms with two-way mirrors for observation.

    Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Study how psychological principles are applied in the work environment, a growing and highly lucrative sub-field of psychology. 

    Group Dynamics: Explore the interaction of people in groups, with application for therapeutic and other settings. Experience group dynamics first-hand through class exercises held in group counseling rooms.

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Our psychology program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities, you can:

    • Apply for a direct-entry 4+2 option to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in Gannon’s CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, preparing you for licensure as a professional counselor. 
    • Build the foundations to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields including psychology, counseling, mental health, neuroscience, business, law, law enforcement and more

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Use statistics to test research hypotheses, and correctly interpret and evaluate psychology research.
  2. Describe subfields, specialties, and perspectives within psychology.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of APA ethics and other professional issues in psychology.
  4. Conduct literature search in psychology and write papers in APA style.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental areas of psychology.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of diversity and cultural issues (BA).
Eleni Vlachos

Eleni Vlachos Psychology

“I am thankful for my professors who involve me in the Erie community through internships and interpersonal connections."

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  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
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  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.