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Department News

MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Youngstown State University

The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at YSU is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), and all graduates who have... Read more

MS in Psychological Science Program at Shippensburg University

Students who would like to pursue graduate studies in psychology may wish to check out the MS in Psychological Science program at Shippensburg University of... Read more

Psychology Department Represented at Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

The Ashland University Psychology Department was well-represented at the annual Leadership Awards Ceremony, held on April 13, at the John Myers Convocation Center of the... Read more

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Faculty Spotlight

Kathleen Petrill, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology. She earned her R.N. from St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing, B.A. from Ashland University,... Read more

One of the most popular college majors across all university campuses, the science of Psychology provides a glimpse into human thought and behavior. The Psychology Department offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree, which provides flexibility for students with varying career paths.  Thus, a degree in Psychology prepares students for a wide variety of career options, and provides a strong foundation for those students who wish to pursue graduate studies.

Scholarship in the Psychology Department

Both faculty and students are heavily involved in research and scholarship in the Psychology Department at Ashland University. Each semester numerous research projects are conducted, with results of these studies being published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at regional, national and international conferences. Over the past few years, our faculty and students have presented their research at conferences in cities such as Chicago, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC. Over the past 10 years, more than 60 Ashland University Psychology students have done conference presentations that will help them gain admittance into graduate school or land a job after graduation.

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In Their Own Words

See what our students and alumni have to say about our programs
  • Joe Stupica
    After Graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in the spring of 2010 I moved to Chicago, IL to work towards my Masters of Public Administration at DePaul University. Some of the classes I've taken so far have been Public Finance, Human Resources, Cross Sector Analysis, and... more
  • Kristen Boylan
    After graduation from Ashland University in 2009, I was accepted into the Kent State University Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I recently received my M.Ed this December, and I currently work at Bellefaire JCB at the Lorain campus in Elyria.
  • Lauren Goossens
    The past three years at Ashland University have been a great experience, and I have had many opportunities to involve myself in campus activities and to excel in academics
  • Jessica (Groth) Wood
    I landed my current dream job as the Employment Services Coordinator in the Career Services Center at Lakeland Community College where I get to spend my days planning new career events, presenting workshops, and meeting with students and alumni to help with their job search. My education at... more
  • Rachel Carson
    I have just begun an internship at Appleseed—Community Mental Health Center and I look forward to going through the extensive Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline training in order to volunteer later this year. In addition, I enjoy helping out in Psych Club as social chair, being involved with Psi... more
  • Philip Stone
    I work at the Center for Individual and Family Services in Mansfield, OH. The Center offers professional, confidential mental health and alcohol and other drug counseling, consultation, and education to assist individuals, couples, and families in overcoming problems with daily living. He works... more
  • Guarino
    The invaluable experiences and education that I have received as a student at Ashland University have allowed me to become more prepared for my future in the field of psychology. The Psychology Department at Ashland University has truly helped me to grow as a person, and has prepared me for the... more
  • Lauren Cieslak
    I ended up applying for a position with a Staffing Agency and I now find myself in sales and recruiting. My degree in psychology has still helped me in my job today as I work with a variety of individuals through interviewing and getting them through the entire job searching process. I have... more