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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Optional Specializations
  • Counseling Specialization
  • Criminal Justice Addictions Specialization
  • Forensic Investigation Specialization
  • General Specialization
  • Human Resources Specialization

 

Program Highlights

  • Graduates have the skills to immediately enter the workforce
  • Many alumni move on to graduate school and are well prepared to do so
  • The program has an active Psychology Club whose members regularly participate in service and research projects
  • Minor Available

Why Study Psychology at Mount Aloysius College?

Psychology is the study of the mind, brain, and behavior. Psychologists seek to answer questions surrounding why people do what they do.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Mount Aloysius College prepares students with a broad education in the liberal sciences and arts. This preparation offers a variety of choices for career and/or advanced study at graduation. Individual attention and support from engaged professors, small class-sizes, focused service opportunities, and great internships help Mount Aloysius Psychology students stand-out and succeed.

What do Psychologists do?

Professional psychologists are experts in human behavior. Some engage in research, others engage with individuals experiencing difficulties in a variety of clinical and private settings. Behavioral challenges can include depression, anxiety, and addiction. Psychologists can work in individual or group therapy sessions. The career options available to today’s professional Psychologists are varied and growing.

Possible Careers

Psychologists are needed in many modern clinical, corporate and private practice settings:

  • Government and private mental health services
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Criminal justice settings
  • Corporate human resource offices
  • Private practice
  • Schools

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

Although salaries vary widely across specific professions and geographical regions, median national salaries for workers with bachelor degrees in psychology was approximately $49,000.*

*Center on Education and the Workforce

The demand for Psychiatric Technicians and Aides is expected to rise 5% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 7,600 jobs.**

The average median wage for a Psychiatric Technician in the state of Pennsylvania is $33,790.**

** Bureau of Labor Statistics

The demand for Social and Community Service Managers is expected to rise 10% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 13,200  jobs.***

The average median wage for a Social and Community Service Manager in the state of Pennsylvania is $67,070.***

***Bureau of Labor Statistics

The demand for School and Career Counselors is expected to rise 8% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 22,50 jobs.****

The average median wage for an Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselor in the state of Pennsylvania is $57,320.****

****Bureau of Labor Statistics

The demand for Rehabilitation Counselors is expected to rise 9% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 10,800  jobs.*****

The average median wage for a Rehabilitation Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania is $38,610.*****

*****Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Success Stories

Anjelique Gorba, ‘16, is now a graduate student in the Community Counseling, MS, program at Mount Aloysius College.

Brittany Mazur, ‘16, is now a graduate student in the Psychology, MS, program at Mount Aloysius College.

Cassandra Lieb, ‘16, is now a graduate student in the Counseling, MS, program at Chatham University.

Bethany Hanzir, ‘17, supervises the Telecounseling Department at Mount Aloysius College.

Who will teach me?

Students are supported by full-time faculty who hold the highest possible degrees in their diverse sub-disciplines, are dedicated to the profession of teaching and learning and are wholeheartedly committed to student success.  In addition, talented, well-educated, part-time faculty help to further develop students’ practice-based knowledge and skills.

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Internships

Recent Internships:
Kylie Froehlich, ‘16, completed an undergraduate internship at State Correctional Institute – Pine Grove in which she assisted in program delivery.
Brian Helsley, ‘16, completed an undergraduate internship at Discovery House in Duncansville in which he assisted with sessions and related duties.

MAC Internship Benefits
MAC Internship Benefits:

  • The student acquires practical experience
  • Learns to apply ideas in natural settings
  • Enhances professional networks
  • Connects with potential employers.
Internship Locations
Internship Locations:

  • Mental health services
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Criminal justice sites
  • Education sites

Mountie Insight

"Psychology offers a large number of different job opportunities."

Diron Duah

Class of 2019

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Meet Our Department!

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Virginia Gonsman
Professor of Psychology
Department Chair, Psychology & Religious Studies
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David Haschak
Associate Academic Dean and Chairperson of Humanities, Social Science and Professional Studies Division/ Coordinator Community Counseling Graduate Program
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Laura Lansing
Professor of Psychology
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Antoinette Woods
Assistant Professor of Community Counseling
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Mary Shuttlesworth
Assistant Professor of Psychology