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Department of Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Armstrong!

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal) and the cognitive, emotional, social, and biological processes related to that behavior. Majoring in psychology can prepare a student for a number of different roles - teacher, researcher, service provider, administrator, or consultant. Psychology is a diverse field with room for students with many different interests and abilities.

The Psychology Department at Armstrong offers both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The B.S. degree in psychology emphasizes the research skills and experiences that prepare students for rigorous graduate programs in a variety of areas of psychology. The B.A. degree in psychology aims to prepare students to enter the workforce soon after graduation. Students in the B.A. degree program must complete an internship and are prepared to work in careers in business and a variety of human service occupations.

We offer opportunities to participate in two student organizations -- The E.B. Twitmyer Society, our psychology club, and Psi Chi, a chapter of the national honor society in psychology that honors the brightest of exceptional students -- through which students could become involved in social and academic-related activities. These groups often work together to raise funds for charity and travel to various psychology conferences.

Please call, e-mail, or drop in if you have any questions about psychology at Armstrong. We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.

Dr. John Kraft
Department Head