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Academic Building, HC 219
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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The Psychology programs at Sacred Heart University provide students with a basic foundation in the scientific study of human behavior. The Psychology department is the largest undergraduate program at the university. The department serves approximately 500 full-time and 50 part-time psychology majors, and provides students with an excellent foundation in research methodology and a broad exposure to many different areas of psychology.

Psychology Programs Offered
The Department of Psychology supports the goals of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences as described in their respective mission statements. In addition, the Psychology Department has the goal of providing its students with a basic foundation in the scientific study of behavior. Included in this goal is an understanding and appreciation of the history of the discipline and all of its many current subspecialties. Upon completion of the Baccalaureate degree, graduates will be prepared to pursue graduate work in Psychology or a related field, or will be ready for employment in a variety of entry-level human services positions.
Latest News

Sacred Heart Explores the Psychology of Hate with New Series

February 1, 2019

Sacred Heart University began its new “Heart Challenges Hate” series with a discussion on the psychology of hate with Michelle Loris, chair of Catholic studies, and Christina Taylor, psychology professor, in the Frank and Marissa Martire Business & Communications Center theater in late January.

SHU Launches New Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology

November 9, 2018

Sacred Heart University is set to launch a new master’s program in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology next fall. Students will learn how to help workplaces across all industries increase efficiency and employee satisfaction using psychological principles. Program director and assistant lecturer Mary E. Ignagni said interest in the field is growing and the program—once offered as a track—will now be a full-fledged degree taught by experienced faculty.

Sacred Heart Awarded $650,000 for Low-Income Scholars

September 28, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $650,000 grant to Sacred Heart University to implement the Involvement in Coastal and Marine, Molecular and Neuroscience (In-CoMMoN) scholarship program. The aim is to attract and prepare 14 qualified, low-income students for careers in areas of national need, including coastal and marine biology, molecular and cellular biology, and neuroscience. Each scholar will receive scholarship support for four years.