Why Study Psychology at E-town?
Small Class Sizes
Faculty members are able to devote individual attention to you. And, smaller classes give you the chance to become an active participant in the classroom and get to know -- and gain support -- from your classmates.
Our faculty have not only made teaching their top priority, but they are also active scholars. All of our full-time faculty members have doctorates and they have presented and published their work in national and international forums. The expertise of our faculty lies in many areas: social cognition; science-religion dialogue; gender development; emerging adulthood; spatial cognition; cognitive psychology, including intuition in decision-making, implicit cognition and creativity; popularization of psychology; and visual perception, including mental imagery, attention and unconscious processes.
As a psychology major at Elizabethtown College, you will be presented many research opportunities at the undergraduate level, preparing you well for advanced training in clinical or counseling. At the sophomore level, you will participate in a year-long course that will allow you to conduct your own research and develop and refine your empirical abilities. This experience will prepare you for conducting independent research in your advanced laboratory classes. Many of our majors become actively involved in the research of their professors, too.
Present and Publish
Since so much emphasis is placed on scientific research within our psychology department, our students have been able to present their research at regional and national meeting on an annual basis. In the past, our students have won national awards for their research and even published their work in professional journals.
Our Graduates Succeed
Elizabethtown College psychology majors put their training to use in a variety of fields. The strong theoretical and empirical evidence of our program has won praise from both graduate schools and employers. Our graduates repeatedly comment that the training and research experience they gained at Elizabethtown put them well ahead of their peers in graduate school.