90% of our students are accepted into graduate school, often to one of their top choices or even their first choice.
50% of Susquehanna psychology majors present research at national and regional scientific conferences.
100% of psychology students conduct research.  1/3 choose to do their own independent research in consultation with a family member.

Department of Psychology

You won’t get this kind of education anywhere else.

As a psychology major at Susquehanna University, you’ll earn more than an undergraduate degree. You’ll gain lifelong advantages that you won’t find at other universities.

Many things make our program unique. But they can be summed up in one word. Opportunities.

Susquehanna Advantages

Research:  Most undergraduates never have the opportunity to conduct research on their own. But at Susquehanna, research is woven into the curriculum to broaden your horizons and help you acquire critical-thinking skills.  More >>

Faculty Mentors:  Expect to learn from their research and scholarship, get firsthand information about careers in the field, receive advice about graduate school, and benefit from personalized letters of recommendation.  More >>

Real-world Experience:  You’ll have opportunities to get noticed. Psychology students are encouraged to “get out there”—presenting at conferences and gaining clinical experience through practicums.  More >>

Fast Facts

  • 90% of our students are accepted into graduate school, often to one of their top choices, or even their first choice.
  • Faculty members in the Department of Psychology are all doctoral-level professors. There are no teaching assistants.
  • 100% of psychology students pursue original research, under the supervision of a faculty member.
  • Psychology is one of the easiest programs to pair with another program if you wish to double major and graduate with two degrees.
  • Approximately 50% of psychology majors present original research or work they have completed with faculty members at national and regional scientific conferences.
  • Qualified psychology majors may serve as research assistants for faculty members.
  • Psychology majors can gain hands-on experience, as early as their first year, at a day care center on campus or in the local school district located just blocks from campus.
  • 2 of our full-time faculty members also work as clinical psychologists, rare for any school and especially one the size of Susquehanna.
  • Psychology majors are prepared for careers in multiple fields so their careers can grow with them.
  • Within five years of graduation, more than 50% of our students will choose to go on to earn a graduate degree.



B.A. and B.S. degree programs. Secondary Teaching Certification option.



Flexible options to complement your major and help meet your career goals.

Practicum Opportunities

Practicum Opportunities

Gain valuable clinical experience through practicums at major medical centers, school districts and law enforcement agencies. More »

Frequently Asked Questions

Psychology FAQs

Explore answers to popular questions about the field of psychology and Susquehanna’s psychology program. More »

Gretchen Sue Lovas, Ph.D.

Gretchen Sue Lovas, Ph.D.

Gretchen Sue Lovas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discover how students learn and grow through classroom discussion and research with a dedicated faculty mentor.

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