Time to Get Psyched

Psychology Major

Get psyched about your studies at Salisbury University. Psychology is the scientific study of the principles governing behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals and the application of these principles for the well-being of both. With the guidance of our faculty members, you’ll apply scientific methods to truly comprehend how and why others think and act. In our program, you’ll develop the most valuable and practical skill of all for the study of psychology: your critical thinking.

Why Choose Psychology at SU?

SU’s psychology program provides you with a high-quality education in the methods, theories, research and applications of psychology. Its broad curriculum encompasses four areas:

  • Brain sciences
  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social psychology

With such a diverse program, you’ll have a foundation for any type of job in the psychology field.

You’ll get hands-on experience at SU, with opportunities to learn in our various faculty-mentored courses. In the Psychology Practicum, you’ll gain valuable training experience in a range of clinical settings. In Individual Study or Research in Psychology courses, you’ll meet regularly with faculty members regarding independent projects or assist them in designing and performing scientific research.


A major in psychology can open the door to a number of careers, and our students can tailor their education to focus on areas that appeal to their diverse interests. Students who have graduated with a psychology degree from SU have gone on to careers such as:

  • Case Worker
  • Employment Counselor
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Residential Youth Counselor
  • Social Services Director
  • Staff Training and Development Specialist
Meet Marcus-Psychology Major

Meet Marcus – Psychology Major

Discover the exciting and diverse topics Marcus and his peers cover in their psychology courses.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty engages in teaching, research and service, all of which enhance the University, the community and the discipline of psychology.

I have a select number of students who work with me on my research in any given semester and they benefit strongly from being involved in applied research. … [It] can be a highlight of a graduate school application packet.
Michèle Schlehofer, Ph.D. Psychology Department Chair

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