Department of Psychology

Experimental Psychology Students Attending OPSAs a behavioral science, psychology employs the scientific method to greatly enhance the problem-solving abilities of people. Further, since psychology involves the study of behavior, it enables people to understand themselves better and to understand others.

The Department of Psychology provides a major field of study leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree. Just as in the minor field of study, some students majoring in psychology do not intend to become professional psychologists. These students may use psychology to enter professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, law, or theology.  Others use psychology as a liberal education and enter business and industry or use this knowledge and these skills to become effective parents or citizens in the communities in which they live. Finally, of course, students choose to major in psychology because they want to go on to graduate school and make psychology their professional career.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Psychology is to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge in the field of psychology. We foster an atmosphere in which scholarship, learning and service to the community are supported and carried out by students and faculty.

The East Central University Mission Statement

East Central University's mission is to foster a learning environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community interact to educate students for life in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society. Within its service area, East Central University provides leadership for economic development and cultural enhancement.