This program provides all students with an understanding of psychology and enhanced opportunity for vocational placement in psychology-related occupations or graduate study.
The Department of Psychology
Welcome to the Psychology Department at Bridgewater State University. Please feel free to browse about the site for more information on our programs and requirements, as well as a range of opportunities for increased engagement with the science of Psychology. Faculty information including email addresses and office hours can be found by clicking the Faculty link in the left margin.
The objectives of the Department of Psychology are to provide all students with an understanding of psychology and what psychologists do, to give students (where applicable) a background in psychology that will help them do their jobs better, to give our majors sufficient training to enhance their opportunities for vocational placement in psychology-related occupations, and to give our majors who intend to become professional psychologists sufficient preparation to permit them to be competitive in achieving admission to and success in graduate schools.
Undergraduate Courses of Study
Undergraduate courses of study include a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Psychology, and course requirements and descriptions can be found by clicking the University Catalog link in the left margin. An Honors Program in Psychology provides highly motivated majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in post-graduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in psychology. As well, there are additional research opportunities in Psychology for highly motivated students, often utilizing our Psychology Laboratory. Student associations in Psychology include our chapter of Psi Chi (Psi Chi application information is here) and the Psychology Club.
One note should be made concerning considering the dual-major with an Education major. Though Psychology may be an appropriate double-major for early-childhood or special education majors, Psychology is probably not the best choice for other kinds of Education majors. Those with specific questions concerning dual majoring in Education and Psychology are strongly encouraged to contact the Education Department at Bridgewater State University for further details.
Graduate Courses of Study
Graduate courses of study include a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, and course requirements and descriptions can be found here. The Graduate Program is currently accepting applications! For more information, please contact our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. John Calicchia.
Last Modified: May 1, 2013
Department of Psychology
Bridgewater State University
Hart Hall, Room 315
90 Burrill Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-1385 Phone
(508) 531-1761 Fax
Ms. Gloria Croteau