Visitors to Moyer Hall may be struck by the frequency with which small groups of students may be seen working in the building, in classrooms, the labs, the lounges, the computer areas. They meet to discuss their practical experiences in the community, to work on their research projects, to tackle course projects, or to engage in some small group discussion as part of a course. The bonds psychology majors develop with each other is undoubtedly one of the reasons psychology is one of the most popular majors at Muhlenberg. Conversations begun in classrooms spill over to the theatre set, the athletic field, the supper table, and the dorm room.
Students learn to work collaboratively, to think together, to deepen their knowledge of people and psychology by working with one another. The Psychology Club interests many students (Advisor: Dr. Linda Bips). They sponsor panels on getting into graduate schools, careers that can be obtained with a bachelor's degree in psychology, obtaining practical experiences, and other topics of interest.
The Psychology Department newsletter, now called Hooked on Psych, has been edited by students from its beginning, with most of the writing done by students. Click here to access the latest issue of the newsletter and other departmental news.
Another student organization, Psi Chi, is a national organization that admits students who have performed especially well. Our local chapter helps with department events, and organizes a formal induction each spring.
Students who graduate from the college pursue a variety of career options as alums, including graduate school, law school, elementary or secondary education, and a variety of types of jobs in business, research, and counseling.