Since 1972, the Psychology Department has sponsored a local chapter of Psi Chi, a national psychology student honorary. Membership is based on academic excellence and achievement in psychology.
Psi Chi, in conjunction with the Psychology Club, sponsors speakers and activities which further the understanding of psychology on campus and in the community. Every year, both organizations work with the Mercer County Mental Health Association to raise money for the service organizations of the county.
The Psychology Department encourages upperclassmen to have an internship experience in a social service agency to enhance employment opportunities following graduation. The student earns credit-hours toward the major and may be paid by the agency.
Some of these placements occur during the regular academic year, but many are scheduled during the summer at a location near the student’s home. Some recent agency placements include: