Welcome to the Department of Psychology at ECU

Our department consists of 39 faculty members, the staff of the PASS Clinic, and the six members of our office staff, as well as almost 800 undergraduate majors/minor and 100 graduate students. In addition to our Undergraduate program, we offer a doctoral degree in Health Psychology with concentrations in Clinical Health Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, and Pediatric School Psychology, as well as a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a MA/CAS in School Psychology.

Please use the links above to explore the department, our services, and our educational opportunities. Additional news about our department can be found below.


Please welcome our newest faculty members:

  • Dr. Robert Carels
  • Dr. Katie King
  • Dr. Sean O'Dell

Newsletter archives: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

We are committed to distinctive undergraduate and graduate education, to exemplary teaching, research, scholarship, and professional and public service. These commitments are implemented with sensitivity to human intellectual diversity consistent with individual rights, and with special attention to cultural and racial complexities. Our department also respects academic integrity in both the classroom and research while emphasizing academic freedom and governance.

Welcome to the East Carolna University Department of Psychology!

After initiating the proposal process in 2000, we can now say that our Health Psychology doctoral program is fully implemented! The three concentrations include:

  • Clinical Health Psychology: APA accredited as a Clinical Psychology doctoral program
  • Pediatric School Psychology: APA accredited as a School Psychology doctoral program
  • Occupational Health Psychology: Accreditation is not required but the program follows the SIOP Guidelines for Education and Training

Our MA in General Psychology offers a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and our School Psychology program offers the MA/CAS. Our Psychology Graduate Student Organization and the Privateers graduate service organization are active. At the same time we have been implementing the doctoral concentrations, our Undergraduate Psychology program continues to grow.

We now have nearly 800 majors and intended majors with the the Neuroscience program (a multidisciplinary program housed in Psychology) having an additional 80 majors. Our majors take advantage of opportunities to apprentice with faculty in their research labs, participate in field experience, and actively participate in Psi Chi/Psychology Club.

Explore the web pages of our department faculty, who are active in teaching, research, and service.

It's a great day to be a Psychology Pirate!

Susan McCammon, PhD, CIP
Professor and Chair

We do not currently have any open faculty positions.