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Psychology

Psychology applies to all aspects of our lives.  Studying why people act the way that they do, how children process information in their world, the origin and treatment of mental illness, discovering how memory works and sometimes doesn’t work, is just the beginning.

Ursuline College offers a Psychology program that is of the same quality as most tier 1 research institutions, with all the benefits of our small, women-focused liberal arts environment that you won’t find anywhere else.

Ursuline’s Unique Approach 

Ursuline offers a flexible curriculum to prepare students for their unique career goals. Options include applied and graduate school tracks. 

Extensive research opportunities are available, and a standard expectations for students. Three research classes along with numerous opportunities for Independent Study projects teach students how to become researchers. The availability, emphasis, and support for original research is similar to that at major research universities.

The psychology honors program, Psi Chi, invites exceptional students to submit an application for departmental honors which recognizes exceptional academics, research, etc.

Students have the opportunity to have an internship in the Center for Autism at the Cleveland Clinic conducting clinic research, classroom behavioral management, and summer camp programs.

Special scholarships are offered to support psychology majors. The Seaton and Kovach Scholarships support the cost of tuition and the Mullen Research Scholarship supports and funds the cost of conference travel.

A Career development course, PS 235 Career Development in Psychology, provides students the foundation into the investigation of professional and career development in Psychology.

Student Success

Psychology seniors took the Major Field test, which assesses learning outcomes of graduates from Psychology programs nationwide. Of the 36,000 students who took the test last year, several Ursuline graduates scored at the top of their field.

Recent graduates have been admitted into the following graduate schools:

School Counseling at John Carroll University
Community Counseling at Youngstown State University
Clinical Psychology at Xavier University
Clinical Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology
School Psychology at Kent State University
Clinical Counseling at John Carroll University
Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Wright State University
School Psychology at The University of Houston