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. (download “Why Major in Psychology at Monmouth?”)
Why Study Psychology at Monmouth?
- Professors Who Care: Our professors put students first by taking a personalized approach that focuses exclusively on undergraduate education. We get to know our students so that we can help them succeed.
- Courses that Challenge and Inspire: We offer a full range of courses that challenge students and help them build employable skills, explore their interests, and pursue their career and life goals.
- Students as Scientists: We provide students with an 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: Our 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.
- Career Exploration through 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 Mentoring: 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 Mentoring: 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.
Emma Higgins, ’11
|I feel so fortunate to have graduated from Monmouth University’s Department of Psychology. I’m pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I know I never would have made it this far without my experiences at Monmouth. Each professor took such a personal interest in my success, always supporting my unique interests, opening opportunities for me to succeed, and making themselves available whenever I needed help or professional/academic advice. When I began my graduate studies, I found that my classes at Monmouth gave me a major advantage compared to students from other undergraduate (and even Masters) programs, especially in terms of writing and research skills. I can’t say enough how thankful I am for my experiences at Monmouth!
— Emma Higgins, Doctoral Student, Class of 2011
The Department of Psychology is located in Howard Hall (HH 100).