2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
The Faculty of Science
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About the Programs
ESU offers both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree. Both programs prepare students for graduate study in Psychology.
The Bachelor of Arts program is generalized and flexible. In addition to providing a good foundation of basic knowledge about psychological processes, it allows students the flexibility to explore several of the diverse topics included in Psychology, or to concentrate their studies on several courses in one specific area.
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Psychology Department Objectives
The objectives of the Department of Psychology are to enrich your understanding of the behavior of humans and other animals; to have you adopt a rational, objective, experiential understanding of behavioral and psychological processes; and to develop the critical thinking abilities that will permit you to distinguish between scientific and nonscientific explanations of behavior. The department adopts a biopsychosocial view, one that explains behavior as a function of both organismic and environmental conditions. You will be introduced to the current body of knowledge in psychology: its data, methods, and theoretical formulations in the principle fields.
An organization for students who have a special interest in the fields of psychology, the association gives students the opportunity to broaden their educational experience in psychology through individual and group research and field trips. All students enrolled in a psychology curriculum or concentration, as well as other interested students, are invited to join.
Psi Chi National Honor Society
This national organization encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and advances the science of psychology. Membership is open to students making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet minimum qualifications. Membership is by invitation and based on a preliminary review of academic records. Applicants are encouraged to attend ESU chapter meetings and participate in outside activities. Near the end of each semester, applications and participation are reviewed and current members vote on the applicants.
Academic Programs and Courses
Psychology B.S. - Concentration: Applied Psychology
Psychology B.S. - Concentration: Counseling
Psychology B.S. - Concentration: Research
Crisis Intervention Certificate
PSY - Psychology Courses
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