The Department of Psychology & Counseling is dedicated to the ideals of service in the helping professions and the goal of seeking knowledge through scientific research. Students pursue a BA in Psychology, or a dual major in relevant areas such as Social Work, Criminal Justice, English or Addiction Studies.
The department prepares students to enter the professions and/or graduate school in various areas. Students spend two semesters in a practicum in which they learn from and contribute to important work done in community agencies and in the private sector. The students also make important career connections in the process.
One of the special features of an Alvernia education is the opportunity to work closely with one or more faculty members. Faculty members serve as mentors for students in the completion of their senior theses, and students work collaboratively with faculty members on a variety of research projects.
Peggy C. Bowen-Hartung, Ph.D., C.T.S.
Psychology & Counseling Department Chair
Upland Center, Room 126c