The Psychology Department at Muhlenberg College is vibrant, with an active faculty and involved students. The psychology major provides excellent preparation for post-graduate work in psychology and a strong liberal arts foundation for students interested in careers in the mental health field, public policy, medicine, law, marketing research and teaching at all levels.

We aim to create a culture of informed engagement. Our students will interact differently with the world as a result of studying psychology and will understand psychology differently through engaging with the world. We cultivate an appreciation for a liberal arts education, including psychology’s contributions to other disciplines and the contributions of those disciplines to psychology. Students are encouraged to be intellectually curious and adventurous; wrestling with challenges leads to a better understanding of their own and others’ perspectives.

Our Department

Opportunities in Psychology


  • Spotlight on Muhlenberg

    The College’s students, faculty, staff, programs and alumni received expansive media coverage in 2019.

  • A Logical Choice

    Michael Silverstein '18 credits a foundation in statistics among his strong qualifications for a Ph.D. program.

  • A New Start in Singapore

    Jeannette Ickovics ’84 serves as dean of faculty at Yale-NUS, the leading liberal arts college in Asia.

  • A Broad Spectrum of Interests

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Jonathan Lassiter’s research primarily deals with spirituality in the LGBT community, but he’s also a dancer, choreographer and clinician.


Brenda Larimer

Administrative Assistant
Address Muhlenberg College Psychology Moyer Hall 227 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104