“This program is as much about who you are as it is about what you know. It shaped the way I experienced college. It informed how I engaged my cross-cultural and motivated my engagement on campus as a student leader. My relationships with my professors gave me the confidence to find my voice in the classroom and on-campus.”
-Rachel Bowman, Archbold, Ohio
Honors Program participant
Middle East cross-cultural participant
Leader of campus restorative justice initiatives
As a psychology student at EMU, you will integrate your personal, professional-ethical, social, and faith understandings of psychology through rigorous academic study and research. The program has an Anabaptist perspective on the art and practice of psychology, preparing students to serve the common good.
You will study abnormal, cognitive, developmental, personality and social psychology courses culminating in a senior capstone internship in a local community service agency. You will also develop self-awareness, communication and relevant work-place skills.
Psychology research at EMU includes design, implementation, collection and analysis of data. You will be encouraged to present at the Virginia Psychological Association. You may take advantage of a research assistant positions.
Cross-cultural study prepares graduates to think critically from the point of view of “the other,” interact comfortably with people from a variety of backgrounds, and recognize our interconnected world.
As a graduate of the program, you will develop professional and relevant work-place skills. Recent grads are employed in:
- child youth services
- hospitals and clinics
- alternative schools
- public and private mental health facilities
- disabilities services
Preparation for further study
EMU psychology alumni are in graduate programs in:
- Sports psychology
- School counseling
- Career counseling
- Community agency counseling
- Counselor education
- Clinical psychology
- Psychological testing and assessment
- Art therapy programs
- Music therapy programs
- Law school
Psychology Program News
- June 1st, 2017
A neuroscience minor is the newest addition to the more than 60 academic programs of study already offered by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “This minor, housed jointly in EMU’s psychology … read more
- May 29th, 2017
Michael Bischoff MA ’02, who qualifies for disability benefits because of an aggressive brain cancer, suggests that we think anew about “people who receive disability benefits as released friends, people … read more