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The psychology curriculum emphasizes the scientific knowledge that psychologists have acquired and places this knowledge in the context of a liberal arts orientation. In addition to learning the subject matter of psychology, students also develop analytical and communication skills.

While there are no specializations within psychology at the undergraduate level, students do have the option to pursue specific areas of interest through elective courses, independent studies, and internships.

At the core of the curriculum is a set of carefully selected required courses that enable students to master basic psychological principles, theories, and methods. The curriculum in the Department of Psychology is designed to prepare students for graduate school, for careers, and for lifelong learning. At EIU, psychology is taught from both scientific and applied perspectives. With the background gained from their studies, graduates are prepared to pursue advanced training in psychology and related fields, or to begin work in occupations requiring an understanding of human behavior.

Four Year Degree Plan

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Graduates of the program pursue careers in such areas as health services, community mental health, business, law, and human resources. Because professional psychology typically requires advanced degrees, many students go on to graduate programs in school psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, social work and industrial/organizational psychology.

Scholarship Listing

Annie L. Weller Scholarship
Brian & Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund Sch
COS Student Advisory Board Student Assist. Award
David R. & S. Lynn Murphy Psychology Scholarship
Donald A. & Marie Rothschild Award
Dr. Barbara L. Hill Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
Dr. William Bailey Fund
Frances M. Hoene Memorial Scholarship
Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship
Gerardo J. Solis Latino/Latina Scholarship
Lynn Karen Adams (nee Broholm) Memorial Scholarship
Scholars in Undergraduate Research at Eastern (SURE Awards)
Social Science Writing Award
Spencer, McGown, Wilson Award
Sue B. Stoner Scholarship
The Eunice Dougherty Scholarship

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Faculty Listing

Department of Psychology, Physical Science 1151
Contact Name: Dr. John H. Mace
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