Penn State Altoona Adds Baccalaureate Degrees in Psychology

February 04, 2003

Students at Penn State Altoona will soon have the opportunity to learn more about human behavior and how it affects other aspects of their lives while developing marketable career skills or preparing for graduate or professional school. Beginning with the 2003 fall semester, students can enroll in one of the college's newest degree programs: the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees in psychology. "Psychology is a popular major at the University overall, and local surveys and market assessments showed us that it would be a popular major at Penn State Altoona, as well as a field that occupational projections show will be experiencing growth locally and statewide," said Valerie Stratton, program coordinator and associate professor of psychology. The program will help prepare students to work in human service agencies, industrial settings, laboratories, or continue their training in graduate or professional studies, such as medical or law school.
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