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Why Do People Do What They Do?

Is it all about the brain? Culture? Family? In Seton Hill University’s Psychology Program, you will learn to analyze and conduct research to answer questions like these - gaining, in the process, a strong knowledge base and unique skill set that will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

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Why Choose the Psychology Program at Seton Hill University?

Research

At Seton Hill you will learn research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis. You will then have the opportunity to conduct research on your own - or in partnership with faculty or classmates - and present your research in a professional venue. Many students present research at the annual Eastern Psychological Association conference, one of the regional conventions of the American Psychological Association. 

Faculty

Seton Hill Psychology Program faculty have diverse professional backgrounds in social, experimental and developmental psychology and are active researchers. This gives you the opportunity to explore a range of research and career interests.

Internships

At Seton Hill, you will gain 120 hours of practical internship learning in professional settings while you explore career interests and make valuable connections. Recent internships have included placements in the following areas:

  • Clinical/Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Child Development
  • Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
  • Hospice
  • Occupational Rehabilitation

Centers & Programs

As a psychology major at Seton Hill you will benefit from the resources of our Marriage and Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Social Work and Sociology Programs. You will also have the opportunity to conduct supervised research and work with preschool aged children in our Child Development Center.

Psychology Club & Honors Society

Seton Hill offers psychology majors the ability to participate in Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology) in addition to Seton Hill’s Psychology Club.

Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job outlook for psychologists to grow faster than the average for all occupations. The 2017 median annual pay for a psychologist exceeded $77,000. (To practice as a psychologist you will generally need an advanced degree and usually a license as well.) Study in psychology can lead to jobs in:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Private Practice
  • Research
  • Aging Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Addiction & Recovery Programs
  • Counseling
  • Mental Health 
  • Counseling
  • Child Services
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Communication & PR

Seton Hill University’s Psychology Program will prepare you to step confidently into the next stage of your life, whether that is straight into a career or on to graduate school for specialized training. Recent graduates choosing to continue to graduate school have been accepted into a variety of programs, including:

  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Educational Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Public Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Law School

Seton Hill's Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you, your professors, and local, regional and national employers to provide you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services you need to get where you’re going.

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You can apply online for free any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admission requirements and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.