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Psychology Degree

Psychology Degree

Start your Penn State story at Mont Alto with a Psychology degree.

Contact Dr. Robin Yaure for more information.

Psychology is the study of human thought and behavior, examining the interaction of the brain, environment, and action. Psychology has a strong history of scientific methodology used to explore these interconnections.

What makes the program special at Penn State Mont Alto?

The major may lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The B.A. degree incorporates a broad exposure to the many facets of the field of psychology, in addition to the B.A. requirements. The B.S. degree provides the same exposure to the field of psychology. However, in the B.S. degree program, students can choose an option to focus on either Science or Business to prepare for more specific career directions.

Students in the Mont Alto Campus Psychology program will develop a knowledge base consisting of concepts, theory, research findings, and trends within psychology, learning about the importance of the scientific method and application of psychology to help solve problems related to behavior, mental processes, personal, as well as social issues. Students should also develop information and computer competence, communication skills, and develop realistic ideas about how to implement their psychology education in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings. The psychology program will focus also on critical thinking skills, research methodology and statistics, and enhanced writing skills.

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