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Offered as: Bachelor

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

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Why Pursue a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Mount Aloysius College?

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program is designed to provide students with a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences and the specific preparation necessary for entry into many related fields and graduate study.  Students who complete the program will have a strong knowledge base in psychology, scientific inquiry and critical thinking, ethical and social responsibility, communication, and professional development.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates have immediately employable skills.
  • 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.

Where will I work?

Upon graduation, many MAC Psychology, BA, alumni are accepted into graduate programs in psychology, counseling, and related fields. Many more directly enter professions in lower level positions in a diverse array of fields including

  • mental health services
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • criminal justice settings
  • business
  • education

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 in 2015 according to the Center on Education and the Workforce (see p. 123 of the full report of The Economic Value of College Majors).

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.

Recent Success Stories

Anjelique Gorba, Class of 2016, is now a graduate student in the Community Counseling, MS, program at Mount Aloysius College.

Brittany Mazur, Class of 2016, is now a graduate student in the Psychology, MS, program at Mount Aloysius College.

Cassandra Lieb, Class of 2016, is now a graduate student in the Counseling, MS, program at Chatham University.

Dig Deeper!

Recent Internships

Kylie Froehlich, Class of 2016, completed an undergraduate internship at State Correctional Institute – Pine Grove in which she assisted in program delivery.

Brian Helsley, Class of 2016, completed an undergraduate internship at Discovery House in Duncansville in which he assisted with sessions and related duties.


MAC Internship Benefits:

The student

  • acquires practical experience,
  • learns to apply ideas in natural settings,
  • enhances professional networks, and
  • connects with potential employers.

Internship Locations:

  • mental health services
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • criminal justice sites
  • business
  • education
  • wide variety of other settings

What’s the next step?

  • Request Information (top of this page!)
  • Schedule a visit and see the campus
  • Apply to become a Mountie!


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

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