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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

know the risks. know the resources. kNOw Vape.

September 10, 2018

The Human Journey Colloquia Series and the Departments of Public Health, Health Science and Psychology present “know the risks. know the resources. kNOw Vape.” on Wednesday, October 24, at 3:30 p.m. in University Commons. The guest speaker will be Dana Cavallo, Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. Dana Cavallo has conducted numerous studies regarding tobacco products with an emphasis on vaping. She will share her experience as a researcher and clinician working with adolescents and young adults.

Sacred Heart Students Teach Conservation Psychology to Second Graders

June 11, 2018

Throughout Sacred Heart University’s spring semester, students in the conservation psychology course worked with second-grade youngsters from St. Mary School in Milford on creating a more sustainable future.

Sacred Heart University Receives State Grant for Opioid Prevention on Campus

January 25, 2018

Sacred Heart University assistant professors Jessica Samuolis and Victoria Osborne-Leute have received an $11,000 grant from the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative to implement opioid use awareness and prevention activities on campus. Janice Kessler from SHU’s Wellness Center will collaborate with Samuolis and Osborne-Leute on the project.