Psychology Summer Courses

Stay on Track to Complete Your Degree with Summer Courses

The following courses are being offered in the summer:

PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence (online beginning June 1) meets the Developmental Course Requirement for any concentration
PSY 212 Lifespan Development (online beginning June 1) meets the Developmental Course Requirement for the General, Industrial Organizational, and Mental Health concentrations or as an elective in other concentrations
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (MW 3pm-9pm beginning June 4) is a required course
PSY 247 Research Methods I (MW 8am-2pm beginning June 4) is a required course and can be taken after PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics is passed with a minimum of a C and 9 credits in Psychology (excluding PSY 100 and PSY 101)
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology (online beginning June 1) can be used to meet the requirements for any concentration
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology (online, pending university approval beginning July 9) can be used to meet the requirements for any concentration except for Behavior Analysis
PSY 319 Human Sexuality (online beginning July 9) can be used to meet the requirements for the General, Behavior Analysis, or Mental Health concentrations or as an elective in the other concentrations
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology (TR 8am-12:15pm beginning July 9) can be used to meet the requirements of all of the concentrations or as an elective
PSY 435 Controversies in Child Psychology (MWF 9am-4:15pm June 4 – 16) can be used to the meet the requirements of the Developmental concentration or as an elective. PSY 227 Statistics and PSY 247 Methods I must have been taken and passed with a C or better.

Enrollment must reach a total of 10 students or the course may be cancelled.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the professor.  You can also contact the Financial Aid Office to see if adjustments can be made to allow for you to use funds for summer courses.

Two Students Awarded Travel Funds

The Department of Psychological Science has awarded two student research grants:

Michael K. Pelletier received funding to present his project, Increasing Composting on a College Campus (co-authored by Melanie Byrne), at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy annual meeting.

Rachel Pilver received funding to present her project, Improving the Public Image of Psychology: Who Should Interventions Target?, at the New England Psychological Association annual meeting.

Winter 2018

In just a couple of weeks, the schedule for Winter and Spring 2018 will be live. Wintersession courses are a great way to catch up if you are behind or work ahead if you want to finish your degree sooner. Below are a list of courses that the department is planning to offer this upcoming Winter semester.

Please note that this list is NOT guaranteed – the university will cancel classes due to low enrollment if there are too few students registered. Usually this is done one week prior to the start of the course. You should have a backup plan in case the course you want to take gets cancelled.

  • PSY 208 – Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSY 230 – Family Psychology
  • PSY 301 – Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 435 – Controversies in Child Psychology

Exit Exam for December 2017 Graduates

One of the requirements for graduation is taking the Psychology Exit Exam. If you are graduating in December 2017, and have not taken and passed this exam in the Spring 2017 semester, you will need to plan to attend one of the exit exam sessions. During this session, you will complete a national, standardized test with Psychology content. Students scoring below the 50th percentile (on national norms) will be required to complete a remedial exercise prior to commencement. Below are the dates for the exit exam this semester so that you can plan to attend one. Later in the semester, you will receive an email asking you to sign up for a session.

Exit Exam Dates
Monday 11/6 4:00pm
Thursday 11/9 7:00pm

Remedial Exercise Dates
Monday 11/27 4:00pm
Thursday 11/30 7:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Keyes.

Assumption College Clinical Counseling Program

Are you considering an M.A. or C.A.G.S. in Clinical Counseling Psychology? Do you know someone who is? Assumption College is hosting an Information Session to learn how a graduate degree from Assumption can launch and advance careers.

Wednesday, September 13
5:30 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
All attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

Register here.