Had it not been for the intimate setting at Carlow, I might have been just another student in a huge crowd. Coming to Carlow is the best decision I ever made.  - Jalina McClarin, Class of 2015



Carlow's counseling and psychology-related programs bring together academic disciplines that take a scientific approach to the study of human behavior. You'll learn tools and principles of communications to evaluate theories that describe and predict important aspects of the human experience.

Carlow's program offers depth and breadth in psychology coursework, along with a well-developed internship program and undergraduate research experiences. Students engage in research either independently or collaboratively with one another or with faculty.

Our coursework introduces you to important areas within psychology, such as cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology. Unique elective courses cover topics such as crisis and trauma, human development, abnormal psychology, and forensic psychology.  

Our experienced faculty place a high value on personal relationships and mentor students one-to-one through the program. Faculty have co-presented at conferences and co-published journal articles with undergraduates.


Students are prepared for employment and graduate study in psychology and related areas. The undergraduate psychology major is a good starting point for careers in which a knowledge of people's behavior and thinking processes is helpful, such as occupational therapy. 

Students gain learning experiences in the Pittsburgh region. They have interned and completed other professional development opportunities at the following organizations: Allegheny General Hospital, The Bradley Center, Brownsville Tri-County Medical Center, Excela Health, Holy Family Institute, Paramount Hospice & Palliative Care, Pittsburgh Job Corps Center, Three Rivers Youth, Wesley Spectrum Integrated Services, and Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, among others.



If you'd like to learn more about our undergraduate psychology program, let us know!



Doctoral student Leah Russell found inspiration and motivation through her work with homeless veterans.