Welcome to the Department of Psychology’s website. We hope it helps you get to know our department and what it has to offer you. Our mission is helping students develop a critical knowledge of and skills in psychology, both as a science and as a means for promoting human welfare.
Why study psychology? Psychology is everywhere. It is in every movement and every moment. Studying psychology means having a better understanding of the world and people around you. Studying psychology means being a part of an endlessly fascinating and constantly changing field.
Why study psychology at Edgewood College? Our faculty members have the expertise to offer a wide range of courses within the major, while maintaining the intimacy of a small collaborative community of learners. As your professors and academic advisors, we have the honor to be with you every step of the way, from your Psychology 101 course to your first major advisor meeting to the final high five on graduation day.
As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to touch upon all aspects of modern psychology—exploring the traditional helping nature of the field as well as the science and neuroscience always shedding new light on human behavior—and delve deeper into the areas that interest you most. At every stage, students gain critical understanding of research techniques, current scientific knowledge and applications outside the classroom.
The department offers a general major as well as concentrations in clinical/counseling, substance abuse counseling and human services. All of our majors partner with community organizations to gain valuable experience working in the field through internships. Further, students have the chance to take on challenging independent research projects. The Psychology Research Center offers opportunities for data collection using experimental, observational, and physiological methods. And such experiences, combined with a strong liberal arts education, help prepare Edgewood psychology majors to succeed in a wide variety of fields.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. We look forward to seeing you on campus.
Joan Schilling, Ph.D.
Chairperson and Professor
Instructor teaching class.