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Department of Psychology 
College of Arts and Sciences Building
Third Floor 
Akron, Ohio 44325-4301 

Phone: 330-972-7280 
Fax: 330-972-5174

Many opportunities for psychology students at Akron

Dr. Paul LevyI’m so glad you found us!! We are the Psychology Department at The University of Akron and we are a busy, active, and thriving place. There is a great deal of information for you on this website whether you are a prospective undergraduate major, prospective graduate student, current student, or a visitor trying to learn more about psychology and psychology departments. Please look around and email me directly if you have any questions, pelevy@uakron.edu

We currently have about 700 undergraduate majors in Psychology. About 50 of these students are in the University Honors College, which offers them special seminars, research experiences, and other terrific academic opportunities throughout their university stay. In addition, our own Psychology Honors Program provides a capstone research experience every year for a new, select group of Psychology majors in their senior year. During this year, these students work one-on-one with a faculty member on an independent research project, while also taking courses in advanced research design and statistics.

In addition to our stellar undergraduate program, we have three graduate programs in Psychology. Each has its own particular emphasis, but all three intersect in joint research efforts, cross-disciplinary curriculum experiences, a unified foundational curriculum in psychology, and to create a shared psychology community. Our Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, which offers doctoral and terminal masters degrees, is one of the older and more established programs in the country. The I/O doctoral program has been rated in the top ten by US News and World Reports for many years. Our Counseling Psychology doctoral program is unique in that it is a collaborative program with the Department of Counseling in the College of Education and it has one of the best research track records in the country. Our newer Adult Development and Aging doctoral program (in collaboration with Cleveland State University) is focused on the social and cognitive processes involved in aging. We expect that the ADA program will grow and thrive as the need to better understand and care for older adults increases in importance as our population ages. Across these three programs we have about 90 graduate students coming from all over the United States and internationally.

Our faculty is a strong and committed group of teachers/scholars who are passionate about their research, our students, and the educational process. All of us publish and present papers regularly and are involved in various professional organizations (e.g., APA, SIOP, GSA, APS). Most of us review regularly for scholarly journals and many of us serve on editorial boards and as editors and associate editors of journals. High quality teaching occurs both in the classroom and one-on-one in our research labs.

The Department of Psychology at The University of Akron is a place where great relationships are formed, knowledge is shared, and dreams are realized. Stop by and see us some time!

ATTENTION STUDENTS:

Are you looking for an exciting course to take this summer? Check out the Summer 2014 courses being offered by the Psychology Department.

Summer 2014 Psychology Courses

Don't forget to register for summer classes at my.uakron.edu.


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