Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. Psychology has three facets: it is a discipline; a major subject of study in colleges and universities, a science; a method of conducting research and of understanding behavioral data, and a profession; a calling that requires one to apply special knowledge, abilities, and skills to solve human problems.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Psychology is to maximize student potential and success through scholarship, leadership, and community involvement.  Our expert faculty will provide students with hands-on, personalized, and inclusive education that is tailored to their individual goals and interests.

The Department will actively support the University and College’s efforts to achieve the institution’s various goals of providing broad-based education, fulfilling its commitments to the community it serves, engaging in multidimensional evaluations and assessments, and ensuring the institution’s continued vitality.

The Department will accomplish its mission in an environment that will promote close and lasting relationships among students and faculty.

Vision Statement

The SRU Psychology Department will excel as a caring, professional, and scientific community of life-long learners connecting with the world.