Gerontology students at York College work with senior citizens using iPads.

Psychology

Prepare for a career in helping others by studying human behavior and thinking. Take advantage of intensive study in a program that emphasizes student-driven research.

At York College, our professors and students are a close-knit group, in part because you’ll frequently work alongside your professors on research projects that help you make evidence-based decisions. That kind of decision-making skill? It’s highly attractive to future employers, which is why it’s suffice to say psychology is an extremely employable degree. You get the benefit of scientific method training with the art of understanding human behavior. And you’ll be taught by published faculty, not graduate assistants.

We focus on getting you into the field with internships and research work so you can practice what you’ve learned in the classroom. When you graduate, careers in counseling, schools, health care agencies, therapy and more, as well as graduate studies, are all possibilities.

Understand human behavior with the benefit of the scientific training in the Psychology program. Get to know our experienced faculty in a small classroom environment with personal attention.

Student Opportunities and Experiences

Human Services students get involved with internships and nonprofit causes
Internships
Internship sites range from schools to health care agencies and more.
Research Projects
Every student complete research-based independent projects, the kind of work that looks great on a resume and in a job interview. Get the chance to present at a national level!
Human Services students at York College work on a gerontology project helping seniors with iPads.
Outcome Assessment
We have students help analyze our own program, giving students experience in evaluation and assessment.
Psychology degree from York College of Pennsylvania

Your future in Psychology

Our alumni have had tremendous success landing jobs in the psychology job market. Professional field: Our graduates work for Adams Hanover Counseling Service, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, John Hopkins University, Penn-Mar Organization Inc, the US Department of Health & Human Services and Wellspan Health. And take a glimpse of where they've attended graduate school:
  • Michigan State
  • Columbia
  • Kansas, Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • Pennsylvania State University Law Program, and more
  • Fields of study: Clinical, Counseling/Social Work, Cognitive/Perception, Psychobiology & Neuroscience/Evolution, Health, Seminary, Sports, Forensics, Therapeutic Recreation psychology and more

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Psychology
Jennifer Engler, Ph.D., Coordinator
Appell Life Sciences, Room 316
Phone: 717.815.1550
jengler@ycp.edu
Hours Contact for appt.