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Cummings Center for the History of Psychology: PSY 451 Winter 2017 field trip

Look at the Fall 2018 advising and office hours [PDF]. Additional hours will be posted as updates become available.

Student Employment

The Psychology Department is looking for student help for Winter 2018. If you are interested, please complete an application and submit it to the front office for consideration (may also be emailed to rnapier@emich.edu).

If you are an EMU undergraduate student and wish to apply to work at the clinic please fill out this application [PDF] and email your resume, student schedule, and application to aherrer4@emich.edu or see our flyer [PDF].

Priority will be given to students with work study awards, though everyone may be considered due to availability and need.

Study Abroad

Check out some highlights from Psychology's first Study Abroad course, from Summer 2014, here! PSY 453 was offered again as a study abroad opportunity in Summer 2016. Check back soon for additional highlights and information.

Registration Note

Wait Lists

Wait lists have been established for PSY 205 and PSY 301W. There are further details about wait lists [PDF]. Please do not contact an instructor about an override for PSY 205 or 301W.

Psychology, as a discipline, is concerned with the experience, behavior, needs, desires and potential of human beings. It is basic to self-development, and to career fields and life pursuits that involve other human beings.

Objectives of the department are to provide a general and in-depth survey of the fields of the science of psychology for students interested in diversified career fields; to prepare undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies in order to enter one of the several professional career areas for which the major is required: clinical psychology, industrial psychology, school psychology, teaching and research in psychology, for example; and to help students who are interested in self-development obtain current and sound approaches to problems of topical interest.

Graduate study leads to a master’s degree in psychology with programs in general psychology, clinical psychology, clinical behavioral psychology and to the Ph.D. in clinical psychology. These programs are described in the graduate catalog.