Psychology Department

"Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental healthcare services, "the understanding of behavior" is the enterprise of psychologists." (American Psychological Association)

Who should major in Psychology?

  • Students planning a career in mental health or social services
  • Students preparing for professional schools or graduate school in psychology and related disciplines
  • Students interested in understanding behavior and developing insight into themselves and others
  • Students preparing for careers that require creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and the ability to apply psychological principles to their personal, social, and organizational life

Why EKU?

Join the EKU Psychology Department on Facebook or LinkedIn for the latest updates in the department and to network with professors, alumni, and other psychology majors!

Learn Online with EKU. EKU offers students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in psychology online.

Wondering what classes to take next semester? Check out the EKU Psychology Department's YouTube channel for a preview of classes.

Watch Dr. Wygant's Roark Lecture on Reflections on Psychopathy.

Check out our photo gallery of department events!

EKU Forensic Psychology