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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University. This is truly an exciting time to study psychology. New things are being learned everyday about how people behave, how the mind and brain work, and how that knowledge can be used to help people, organizations, and society. The Psychology Department at BGSU is deeply committed to advancing that knowledge by conducting our own research, teaching it to our students, and helping those whom we hope can benefit from it. Our undergraduate students are given hands-on opportunities to participate in faculty-led research and to work in community agencies to help others. Our nationally ranked doctoral programs train the next generation of leaders in the science and practice of psychology.
What can you do with a psychology degree?
Insight into the types of careers open to you with an undergraduate psychology degree (BA or BS)
News and Stories
BEST–SELLING PSYCHOLOGY BOOK GETS FRESH MATERIAL
"Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection," first published a decade ago, was considered a go–to resource for those studying industrial–organizational (I–O) psychology. It was written by BGSU faculty Drs. Bob Guion, a pioneer in the field, and Scott Highhouse. Before his death in 2012, Guion gave his co–author permission to take over the book and produce a subsequent edition when the time was right.
IT’S A MATCH FOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
Bowling Green State University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program continues proving its status as a top-caliber program in the country. The program’s latest achievement is a 100 percent match rate – which means each of the program’s current nine doctoral students who applied for a one-year, pre-doctoral clinical internship was accepted at an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) facility, explained Dr. Annette Mahoney, professor and director of clinical training for BGSU’s psychology department.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PH.D. PROGRAM NATIONALLY RANKED
The University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program is among the best in the nation, according to two recent reports. On the list compiled by counselingpsychology.org, BGSU is ranked second in the nation for its success in preparing students for careers in professional counseling.
The website bestcounselingdegrees.net ranks BGSU 22nd on its list of the country’s 50 best Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology for 2016.
Psychology - Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Psychology are expected to be able to:
- Apply a sociological perspective, built upon an understanding of basic sociological constructs and theories, to various areas of social life;
- Explicate the diverse ways in which sociologists gather, interpret, and evaluate data;
- Articulate sociologically informed opinions and arguments concerning social and behavioral phenomena, and critically read and understand sociological argument;
- Describe the similarities and dissimilarities of behaviors, attitudes, values, beliefs, and opinions across populations and subpopulations.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Psychology program is currently undergoing Program/Cluster Review.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Psychology program does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Psychology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.