Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Psychology

Expanding the Science of Behavior

Our faculty of scientist-practitioners is addressing the major challenges of today’s world. With the assistance of involved undergraduate and graduate students, their expertise is advancing knowledge related to behavioral, social, and health experiences. Together, our dedicated group of scholars, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, are fostering innovative research, teaching, and service to the community.

In addition to our Undergraduate Program (BA), we offer a doctoral degree (PhD) in Health Psychology with concentrations in Clinical Health Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, and Pediatric School Psychology. We also offer a Master's degree in General-Theoretic Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Master's degree with a Certificate of Advanced Study (MA/CAS) in School Psychology. Additionally, we offer a Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research, while stewarding our community and our campus. To do this, the Department of Psychology needs you!

Erik Everhart, Interim Chair

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Department Goals/Mission

Pursuant to the philosophy of East Carolina University, the Department of Psychology pledges itself to (1) foster educational excellence in curriculum, instruction, and scholarship at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; (2) promote psychological research and scientific inquiry through attendance at professional conferences, professional contacts, and publications; (3) provide opportunities for students to learn from a variety of experiences; (4) foster a culture that values diversity, encourages interaction, and negotiates the differences among us; (5) uphold the standards of professional ethics and academic integrity; (6) promote multidisciplinary collaboration; (7) support academic freedom and shared governance; and (8) foster professional and public service.


ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meet the requirements for professional licensure outside of the state of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.