Why Study Psychology at Malone University?
We would invite you to visit our classes, contact our professors, and prayerfully consider your options as you make your decision about where to pursue your studies. Here are compelling reasons to choose to study Psychology at Malone:
- There are numerous opportunities to work with people and to study human nature. For students who are interested in working with animals, Malone’s Psychology Department has close connections with the Zoo and Wildlife Biology program – and both programs are dedicated to preserving animal species and to our stewardship obligations to care for the planet.
- Our faculty are active in scholarship in the field – and – committed to Jesus Christ and the integration of faith into the classroom and beyond.
- You’ll study all of the subcomponents of psychology – scientific research, philosophical theory, and clinical practice – but you will be encouraged to especially explore your passion. Furthermore – Malone has faculty with specialties in each specific discipline.
- You can choose the opportunity to travel to Brazil for a few weeks during the summer for a cross-cultural experience with Dr. Eb deOliveira, Professor of Psychology, to receive credit for both Cultural Psychology as well as the general education requirement Cross-Cultural Encounter. Or – go on a weeklong service-learning trip to Europe with Professor David Entwistle, where you will work with missionaries and learn about the Holocaust. Many additional experiences for study aborad and service-learning are available.
- Professors engage you in their research – and encourage you to conduct your own! Professor Lauren Seifert has conducted caring research at Canton Christian Home (a retirement community located next door to campus) weekly since 1995 and students interested in all three subcomponents of psychology have traveled along with her.
- Students do practicums at the Stark County Crisis Center and also the Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) of Stark County, which is one of two American Psychological Association (APA) doctoral internship sites in Ohio.
- There’s an intentionally strong camaraderie among psychology majors both inside and outside the classroom.