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Offered as: Bachelor, Minor

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

 

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Why Study 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.

What do Psychologists do?

Psychologists are experts in human behavior who work with individuals experiencing difficulties, such as mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. Psychologists can work in individual or group therapy sessions and can work with in a public or corporate setting.

Possible Careers

Psychologists are needed in a plethora of job sites, including:

  • Mental health services
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Criminal justice settings
  • 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


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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