Psychology, as a discipline, is concerned with furthering our understanding of such processes as the experience of affect, cognition, and behavior; as well as how these factors influence our general development and the realization of our human potential.
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.
EMU Family Participant Pool
Join the EMU Family Participant Pool to be contacted about paid research opportunities for children and parents.
Visit the Advising page for information about psychology advising and faculty office hours.
The Psychology Department is looking for student help. If you are interested, please complete an application and submit it to the front office for consideration (may also be emailed to [email protected]).
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 [email protected] 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.
Registration Note About Wait Lists and Overrides
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.
If you need to request an override of any kind for a psychology course, please email both department head Natalie Dove ([email protected]) and cc department secretary Rhonda Napier ([email protected]). In your request, please state a) which course you would like an override for, including course number and CRN, b) your EID, and c) your reason for needing the override (e.g., missing a prerequisite, course is at capacity). We will then direct you in your next steps from there. Thank you!
Graduate Student Wellness Committee
The psychology department Wellness Committee hosts numerous events throughout the year for master's and doctoral students. See the Fall 2022 schedule of events for more details.