The Ursinus Psychology Department is currently comprised of 6 full-time faculty members and 4 adjunct instructors. The members of the Psychology Department strive to share their love of psychological research with students, believing that systematic inquiry provides the best means of clarifying phenomena, resolving differences, improving decision making, and provoking more sophisticated, on-going exploration. Our department’s faculty members stay abreast of trends in the field and regularly represent Ursinus College at annual meetings of the Eastern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society.

Today's psychologists work in all kinds of settings, from corporations to child care centers to clinics and universities. The Ursinus psychology program is structured to offer you experience in a variety of settings, with a strong foundation of scientific and experimental training.

As a psychology major you will become familiar with the basic methods and areas of psychology, including:

  • General methods of behavioral research
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Development

In addition, you will:

  • Develop an appreciation for the interplay between theory and research in psychology
  • Develop the ability for critical, analytic and independent thinking in the realm of behavioral science

The Psychology Department is located on the 3rd floor of Thomas Hall.


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Professor Catherine Chambliss was recently interviewed in the Winter 2011 Ursinus MagazineRead>