ACADEMICS

  • Psychology Department

    As a student in the Psychology Department at Worcester State University, you will build a strong scientific foundation in the principles of human and animal behavior, cognition, emotion, and development. You’ll expand your knowledge of how the mind works and learn how to think critically and communicate effectively—skills that will give you a competitive edge in a variety of disciplines and careers.

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    In courses taught by our accomplished faculty, you will explore topics like abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, psychobiology, cognition and learning, and social psychology. You also will develop a deeper understanding of how humans learn, develop, and interact with one another. If you are planning to specialize in an area of particular interest, we offer concentrations in developmental processes and mental health services as well as the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Studies. You can take advantage of our evening courses. In fact, you can complete our business program entirely at night, if that best suits your lifestyle. We participate in Worcester State’s Honors Program, and we host a chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology for outstanding psychology majors.

    Beyond the classroom, you will put theory into practice conducting hands-on experimentation and research alongside your faculty mentors. Our fully equipped laboratory space includes our state-of-the-art data collection and analysis software. Through challenging off-campus internships, you’ll gain valuable real-world experience at local organizations.