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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Department of Psychology


Department of Psychology


We welcome your interest in the Psychology major at Mansfield University.

Our psychology Department is student focused and we pride ourselves on creating a positive and supportive environment. Students receive close mentoring and advising in an academic “family” atmosphere. Our students are active in Psychology Club, Human Resource Management Club, and Psi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology.

Our graduates have had success in obtaining admission to research based and applied graduate programs or post-baccalaureate employment in human service, educational and business settings and in a wide range of other work arenas.

All students in the psychology major earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The core program consists of foundational courses that emphasize psychological science in an integrated curriculum that is coordinated with individual career plans.

Students choose from one (or two) of our five concentrations which help focus and guide their path through the major. The requirements and course options for the core program and concentrations are summarized here.


What Can I Study?

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with 5 concentrations within BS:PSY):

  • General Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Mind/Body Health
  • Lifespan Development
  • Human Resource Management

The Psychology CORE:

  • PSY 1101 Introduction to General Psychology
  • PSY 1151 Orientation to Psychology*
  • PSY 2206 Research Methods I
  • PSY 3353 Career Planning (1 credit)
  • PSY 4490 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 4495 Internship (6-12 credits)
    or PSY 4496 Research Apprenticeship (1-15 credits)
    or PSY 4497 Independent Study  (1- 3 credits per semester; 6 credits maximum overall)
    or 2 additional upper division Psy classes (as of Fall 2010)

Total Credit Hours for Core: 16-25 CR

*waived for students entering program with 45 or more semester hours completed

Psychology Minor:

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South Hall Directory

Main Office 212
Department Chair's Office 211
Computer Lab 215
Multi-Purpose Lab 213
Conference Room 210
Health Psychology Lab 204
Reading Room 104