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James Scepansky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology
610-606-4666 ext. 3424

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Do you have an intense interest in the workings of the mind? Our unique program has been designed to give you an all-encompassing view of the field of psychology: From your first year here, you will study a wide variety of psychology topics, which will help you make a more informed choice when it comes to focusing your interests later. Our emphasis on research also sets our program apart: In your earliest semesters, you will apply what you learn in the classroom by conducting research in our state-of-the-art labs.

Another highlight of our psychology program is its emphasis on career development. Throughout your studies, you will find numerous opportunities to enhance your marketability to graduate schools and future employers by developing your communication skills, networking with alumnae in the field, and completing valuable internships.

Whether you envision your career following a path that is therapeutic or research-based, animal- or human-related, earning your psychology degree here at Cedar Crest College will provide you with the expert instruction and hands-on research opportunities you need to succeed.

Graduates of our psychology programs have gone on to graduate programs at renowned institutions such as The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Widener University, and Marywood University.

The Cedar Crest College Advantage

Highly qualified faculty
Every faculty member in the psychology department holds a Ph.D. degree, and each has expertise in a different area of psychology. This means we can offer you many unique and diverse perspectives on the field.

Unique course offerings
We offer a number of courses that other colleges do not make available at the undergraduate level, such as Counseling Children, Women in the Workplace, Criminal Behavior and Profiling, Mind-Body Medicine, and Cross-Cultural Psychology.

State-of-the-art research facilities
Here, you will receive training in high-tech laboratories equipped with the latest computer software, observation rooms, and more. You will use these facilities to observe and document the behavior of humans and animals to various stimuli.

A strong liberal arts base
Our curriculum is designed to encourage students to pursue interdisciplinary studies in areas such as criminal justice, education, business, art and more. It also emphasizes the development of valuable skills such as communication and leadership.

Multiple presentation opportunities
Students have the opportunity to present their research to large audiences at psychology conferences the College attends each year.

Professional development
Our faculty and staff are available to help you find an internship, improve your resume, apply to graduate schools, connect to alumnae in the field, and anything else that will assist your overall career and educational goals.

Community service and outreach
Here, you may choose to participate in health and wellness related community service and women’s leadership activities through the Psychology Club and the Women’s Health Alliance. Students who excel academically may apply to join the Psi Chi National Honor Society and participate in their many outreach programs and on-campus activities.

Mission Statement

Psychology is a diverse field that is best defined as the scientific study of behavior and experience.  The mission of the psychology program at Cedar Crest College is, therefore, to provide students with a series of core and elective courses and experiences that are based upon the historical, theoretical, and empirical foundation of the discipline of psychology. This foundation is consistent with the perennial basis of a liberal arts education, and is hence congruent with the college’s basic mission that focuses on scholarship and creativity.  The multifarious nature of the faculty’s scholarship as well as the multiplicity of courses taught by them make the department highly distinctive and on the cutting edge of the developments in the field of psychology.