Department of Psychology

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Department Programs

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Psychology
Our program includes a general foundation for all students. Students have the opportunity to gain direct experience with conducting research.
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Psychology, Applied Psychology
Our wide variety of applied psychology electives allow students to gain a better sense of their particular area of interest.
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Chowan University’s Psychology Department provided a well rounded education as a foundation for my clinical experience. The professors all came from different backgrounds which made the experience at Chowan even better. I am grateful that I was able to graduate from Chowan and continue my work in the mental health field.
Angelica (Satchell) Tyree ’14  |  MA, LPC, doctoral candidate, Capella University  |  Clinical Supervisor

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Chowan University’s Department of Psychology has several unique features that make it stand out from other undergraduate programs. We want you to find your passion. While our program includes a general foundation for all students, our wide variety of applied psychology electives allow students to gain a better sense of their particular area of interest. Applied psychology electives include Basic Skills of the Helping Professions, Introduction to Counseling, Group Process, Alcohol/Drug Studies, Interpersonal and Family Dynamics, Positive Psychology, The Psychology of Human Strengths, and Introduction to Applied Behavioral Analysis. Students also have the opportunity to gain direct experience with conducting research by completing a Psychology Research Internship, which can result in publications in academic journals and/or presentations at professional conferences.


Shirley Alt
Dr. Shirley Alt Associate Professor of Psychology 252-398-6265

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Chowan University! As one of the largest majors at Chowan University, we offer a B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Psychology with an Applied Psychology Concentration, A.A. in Psychology, and a minor in psychology. Psychology majors and minors are able to tailor their psychology electives to their career interests. We offer a wide range of courses, including many applied topics, to prepare students to enter fields such as mental health counseling, social work, applied behavioral analysis, and more. In addition, students may gain real-world research experience by completing a Psychology Research Internship under the supervision of a faculty member. In addition to providing a foundation in psychology, we focus on the development of marketable skills for students pursuing a variety of career paths.

Our supportive faculty come from diverse backgrounds and genuinely enjoy teaching. Students receive individualized attention academically as well as in preparation for careers and/or graduate school. Many of our graduates are employed as behavioral specialists and mentors in schools, case managers in social services and prisons, rehabilitation counselors in therapeutic homes, and drug and alcohol treatment providers. A number of our graduates have continued their education in graduate programs. I encourage you to follow our department on Facebook or Instagram for more information regarding events and updates from our graduates. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Meet Psychology

Shirley Alt
Dr. Shirley Alt
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Cynthia K. Askew
Adjunct
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Mary Mitchell
Mary E. Mitchell
Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Dr. Julie Parker
Adjunct
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Jennifer Place
Dr. Jennifer Zak Place
Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Psychology
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