• Department of Psychology


    The Department of Psychology seeks to develop students' knowledge, interests, and abilities in relation to the science and practice of psychology, and to facilitate students' understanding of psychology from multiple perspectives. As active participants in the study of behavior and mental processes, our students learn to think critically, reason scientifically, exercise ethical responsibility, be cognizant of diversity, and speak and write in the discourse of the discipline. Students accomplish these aims through extensive research training, internship opportunities, caring academic advising, and career/professional development throughout the major. With this foundation, our students become better prepared to develop their potential for lifelong learning.

    Why Study Psychology at Monmouth?

    • Research Training: Unparalleled research training at the undergraduate level, where all students take a sequence of three research courses with labs, then conduct and present their own empirical thesis
    • Faculty-Student Collaboration: Students get graduate-level experience as an undergraduate through opportunities to collaborate on faculty research. These opportunities often result in publications and professional conference presentations. Faculty research topics include: children's play, human and animal mating, self-control, adolescent emotional development, clinical psychology, and intimate relationships.
    • Internships: We offer many opportunities for real world experience where students can apply their knowledge in the field through internships and clinical psychology courses.
    • Academic Advising: Each student has a faculty advisor who helps students make decisions about courses, internships, research experience, and professional development. Our advisors help students take advantage of the opportunities in order to get the most out of their undergraduate experience.
    • Career Advising: We prepare students for graduate school and a wide variety of career opportunities, including employment in business and industry, government, social agencies, hospitals, clinics, and in fields such as personnel, sales, management, psychological testing, vocational guidance, clinical work, school psychology, college teaching, social service, and research.

    Mary-Liz Wren
    Mary-Elizabeth Wren, ’05

    As a student, I loved the passion each of my professors had for their research interests. I appreciated the approachability of each professor and the mentorship I received from my advisor. The research based approach of the Department is something I still value greatly as I feel it truly prepared me for my graduate studies and career. Today, I am continuously impressed by the efforts of the Psychology Department to maintain relationships with alumni and to continue to foster professional development opportunities in the field of psychology.

    -- Mary-Elizabeth Wren, H.S. Psychology teacher, Class of 2005

    The Department of Psychology is located in Howard Hall (HH 100).
    The Office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
    Our telephone number is 732-571-3447.
    Our fax number is 732-263-5159.

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  • Monmouth University's distinguished psychology program is shown in detail, and students give their thoughts on the psychology thesis and programs within the psychology major.