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The world is waiting for what you have to offer. We’re looking forward to joining you on your journey. Onward!

Degrees & Offerings
  • Minor
  • B.A.
  • B.S.
Program Contact
Chair of the Department of Psychology, Professor of Psychology
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Your first step is here!

Through personal attention and high impact experiences, our psychology faculty, curriculum, and beyond-the-classroom activities will help you discover what you do best and how you can do it for the good of "the Good." Together, we'll examine psychological theories, research, and best practices aimed at helping people live more productive and fulfilling lives.

Courses and Curriculum

We offer a curriculum that's closely aligned with the American Psychological Association’s undergraduate student learning goals.

CU Degree Requirements*

*Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.

Requirements for a Psychology Minor (Prior to Fall 2023)

18 Credit Hours

Required Courses:

  • PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology (min grade of C) 3 credit hours
    • Now PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYCH 160 Applied Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (min grade of C) 3 credit hours
    • Now PSYC 150 Applied Psychological Statistics
  • PSYCH 281 Research Methods 3 credit hours Prerequisites: PSYCH 101 and PSYCH 160 with a minimum grade of C in each Elective courses Nine credit hours, of which three credit hours are at the 300 or 400 level 9 credit hours
    • Now PSYC 250 Research Methods in Psychology

Elective Courses:

  • Nine credit hours, of which three credit hours are at the 300 or 400 level 9 credit hours
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High Impact Experiences

High Impact Experiences

We are committed to strengthening students’ knowledge and skills in psychology and to teaching students how to apply this psychological literacy to their personal, academic, and professional development. Below are examples of several high impact experiences designed to help students pursue meaningful work that is outstanding in quality and ethical in nature. 

The Husky Difference

Tenured or tenured-track who have earned Ph.D.'s in their area of expertise
College of Distinction
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices leading to a personalized education catered to students’ interests.
Capstone Courses
Each student completes at least two capstone courses
One-to-one student-to-faculty advisement


Psychology is one of the 10 most common majors in Pennsylvania’s workforce. In addition, workforce and economic development trends related to the discipline of psychology are favorable due to the discipline-specific knowledge and skills psychology majors bring with them as well as the versatility of the major. The majority of psychology majors put their knowledge and skills to use in the workforce immediately following graduation; whereas, a minority of psychology majors pursue an advanced degree in psychology (13%) or a related discipline (30%), according to the National Science Foundation.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Alumni Director
  • Assistant Bank Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Child Welfare Protection, Placement Caseworker, Social Worker
  • Claims Supervisor
  • Conservation Officer
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Coroner
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Data Base Design Analyst
  • Disability Case Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Geriatric Social Worker
  • Health Coach
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Life Coach
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • Military Intelligence Officer
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Research Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Veterans Counselor

Top Skills Employers are Looking For

  • Communication: oral, written, and listening skills
  • Cognitive: analytical thinking, critical thinking, creativity, information management, decision making
  • Personal: adaptability, integrity, self-regulation
  • Social: collaboration, inclusivity, leadership, management, service orientation
  • Technological: flexibility/adaptability to new systems; familiarity with hardware and software

Psychology Contacts

Kevin Ball

Kevin Ball, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Psychology, Jessica S. and Stephen R. Kozloff Fellow

Applying to this Program


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