Department News

Why You Should Do Research If You're A Psychology Major...

Many of our students get engaged in research experiences during their time at Ashland University, and these activities have, for many years, been a hallmark… Read more

Student Registration Now Open for Fall 2016 Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair!!

Online preregistration will close at midnight on Sunday, October 9th Students who pre-register will receive a printed nametag at the event. Those who cannot register… Read more

Internship Spotlight -- Dendara Oakleaf

As a psychology major in my final semester, I can honestly say I would be lost if I hadn’t completed an internship last semester. From… Read more

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair
Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a professor and has served as the psychology department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in psychology from Bowling...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.

AU Psychology

In Their Own Words

See what our students and alumni have to say about our programs
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
Joe Stupica
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.
Kristen Boylan
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
Lauren Goossens
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
Jessica (Groth) Wood
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... more
Rachel Carson
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... more
Philip Stone
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... more
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
Lauren Cieslak