The undergraduate major in psychology prepares students for graduate work in psychology, for training in special education and general education, for careers requiring a liberal arts background, and for work in clinical services.

Students working on the Virtual Watermaze
Students working on the Virtual Watermaze

For undergraduate students the Department of Psychology offers a Major in Psychology, a Minor in Psychology, and a departmental Honors Program that includes three options, allowing honors students to pursue tracks in clinical, developmental, or research psychology. 

For graduate students, the Department of Psychology offers the opportunity for in-depth specialization at the Master’s level in one of four areas: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and School Psychology. Certificates of Advanced Study are offered in Counseling and School Psychology.

The department of Psychology also offers a Masters of Science in Human Resources Development.


Department Animal Policy

In accordance with federal laws and regulation, Towson University, through its Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, reviews the use of animals in teaching to assure com­pliance with the standards established by the USDA and NIH for the humane treatment of animals. The university makes every effort to minimize the use of animals and seeks alternatives wherever pos­sible. Although Towson University recognizes that some students may believe the use of animals as teaching tools is inhumane, cer­tain curricula require the use of animals as a necessary part of instruction. Accordingly, where the use of animals in class demon­strations or experiments is a requirement for successful completion of any course, as determined by the department, students will be obliged to comply with those requirements as set forth by the instructor in the course syllabus. The university will not provide optional procedures for students who do not comply with course requirements.

If a course requires the use of animals in class demonstrations or experiments, however, the syllabus must specifically state that ani­mals will be used in class demonstration or experiments and that such use is a requirement for successful completion of the course. Notice of this requirement will be made a part of the course description and shall be placed in the catalog.


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