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Program Type: Undergraduate

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Department: Psychological Science

If you have ever found yourself wondering why people think, feel, and act as they do, then a major or minor from 51’s Department of Psychological Science might be for you. You’ll explore core courses from biological, cognitive, and social perspectives. You can select elective classes in industrial/organizational psychology, the psychology of money, consumer psychology, human sexuality, and counseling to help you select your career path in the business world, as a therapist, or in other helping related professions. Ultimately, your coursework leading to a B.A. or B.S. in psychology will inspire you to foster inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and find community through our collective human experience. Complete your courses on campus or online, as we offer flexibility while you complete your degree. 

Program Contacts

Dr. Cecile Marczinski
Department Chair

Christina Knight
Academic Coordinator

Dana Lehrter
Psychology Advisor

Students in the Spotlight

Maddie Hughes

Maddie Hughes

Graduating Year: 2019

Education: B.S. in Psychology

Career: Project Manager in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry

"I manage Clinical Research Projects (studies) from beginning to end, for big name sponsors that are seeking FDA approval for new drugs and/or therapeutic treatments. Some of my tasks include managing program budgets (forecasting, invoicing, etc.), deciding on the best strategies for enrollment/retention efforts, managing large teams within North America and Europe, and holding weekly meetings with clients to report on program metrics."

Careet Path:

  1. Completed a B.S. in Psychology and AOF in Management at 51
  2. Clinical Research Coordinator II, at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in the Emergency Department 
  3. Clinical Research Coordinator Lead, at WCG ThreeWire (pharmaceutical manufacturing company)  
  4. Project Manager at WCG ThreeWire (pharmaceutical manufacturing company)

Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Mentored Research: You can work directly with our faculty and develop the skills to not just ask but also to answer psychology research questions. Students can conduct research under faculty supervision for psychology course credit. In addition, for interested and eligible students, we offer an Honors in Psychology (HIP) program for students meeting specified GPA and course requirements.
  • Internships: Don’t just learn on campus, learn on the job. We have numerous internship opportunities in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati metro area. Internships can be completed for psychology course credit and we work with students to ensure that internship experiences align with your career goals. For many students, these internships lead to permanent positions after graduation.
  • Psychology Club and Psi Chi: Develop your leadership skills and make new friends by joining Psychology Club. The organization offers a mix of educational, service, and social activities to enhance the academic experience of a psychology student. Eligible students who meet GPA requirements can apply to join Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. The Department holds an Induction Ceremony twice a year and student leadership positions allow a student to build career skills.

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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.