Penn State Worthington Scranton to offer new psychology major

Penn State Worthington Scranton will begin offering a psychology major starting with the Fall 2015 semester.

The major can lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, depending on a student's preference and area of interest.

The B.A. degree incorporates a broad exposure to the many facets of the field of psychology, in addition to the B.A. requirements. The B.S. degree provides the same exposure to the field of psychology, but adds options in science and business to prepare students for more specific career directions.

Students in both degree programs may also prepare for graduate education at both the master's and the doctoral level in counseling, social work and many areas of psychology, and research experience with faculty members is encouraged for these students.

Dr. Janet Melnick, Senior Instructor in Human Development and Family Studies and program coordinator for HDFS, will serve as the interim program coordinator for the new program.

This brings the campus' total number of baccalaureate degree offerings to ten. The campus also offers five associate degrees, a master's degree for nurse practitioners, and the first two years of over 160 Penn State degrees.