Solve the Mysteries of the Human Mind and
Behavior with a Psychology Degree from Gannon University
Psychologists engage in a scientific study of the brain, behavior and cognitive processes to understand human experience and behavior. Gannon’s psychology program emphasizes laboratory research and statistics to prepare you for master’s and doctoral programs, and laboratory and research careers. Learn to apply quantitative and analytical techniques and develop foundational psychological knowledge through significant research and laboratory experience to secure your meaningful career in the field.
- The program’s Multivariate Statistics
course is an strong achievement on
graduate school applications.
- Increase your competitiveness in
your chosen area of emphasis with
interdisciplinary course offerings.
- Present original research at the regional Western PA Undergraduate Psychology Conference
Learn to Lead the Way
- Gain extensive research experience through advanced
statistics and research courses.
- Supplement your psychology coursework with courses
in mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry or
- Access specialized course sequences to combine the
psychology major with the pre-medical curriculum.
Experience an Exceptional
- Work one-on-one with a professor conducting research
in psychology in at least one semester of Research
- Design, program and run computer-based cognitive
psychology experiments in Cognitive Lab or conduct
and communicate research in Physiological Lab.
- Become involved in study design, data collection, data
analysis, preparing a manuscript for publication and/or
delivering a conference presentation.
Inspire Your Academic Success
Gain real-world knowledge through key psychology courses
Advanced Research Methods: Develop and conduct
original, independent research for presentation at the
Celebrate Gannon academic festival and the Western
Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference.
Multivariate Statistics: An advanced course for students
who want to pursue expertise in statistics and research -
one that is rarely offered in an undergraduate curriculum.
Psychometrics: An advanced course in test development
and evaluation is highly regarded among graduate
programs in clinical, quantitative, school and human factors
Achieve Your Possibilities
Our psychology program is designed for your success.
Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational
opportunities, you can:
- Gain valuable preparation for doctoral programs
in clinical psychology, neuroscience, cognitive
psychology, biopsychology, quantitative psychology and
- Earn an average starting salary of $38,300 or mid-career salary of $62,100 at the bachelor’s level,
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.