Chair: Associate Professor Jeffrey Adams
Professors: Ronald Miller, Susan Kuntz
Associate Professors: David Boynton, Renee Carrico, Ari Kirshenbaum, Molly Millwood, Anthony Richardson
Assistant Professors: Melissa VanderKaay, Carolyn Whitney
Instructor: David Landers
Psychology is concerned with the scientific discovery of principles underlying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Majors will become adept at formulating meaningful questions about behavior and devising valid strategies for answering those questions thorough development of critical and analytical tools. The psychology curriculum pursues these goals through the discipline’s empirical and applied aspects in the hope of producing well rounded, resourceful, and well-informed graduates. Majors will be thoroughly prepared to enter any of the field’s graduate schools or its related fields. Students also will find psychology an excellent preparation for pursuing a wide variety of careers open to liberal arts graduates requiring a basic understanding of human behavior.
Graduating from Saint Michael’s with a degree in psychology requires taking a minimum of eleven courses and obtaining at least an overall 2.0 GPA in the major.