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Academic Building, HC 219
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Fax: 203-371-7998

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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

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.

Sacred Heart Receives $203K Grant from Davis Educational Foundation for Critical Thinking Course

December 21, 2017

Sacred Heart University has received a grant of $203,098 to fund a new critical thinking course that will be part of the University’s core curriculum starting in fall 2018. The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis, after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. The new course will introduce concepts and terms that will be adapted for other courses, so the skills can be reinforced elsewhere in the curriculum.