The Psychology program at Stritch focuses on the scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes.


Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals. It is a modern science that studies diverse subject matter and has applications to all academic fields of study. Psychology investigates topics as causes of depression, how the brain responds to drugs, management of daily stressors, how people effectively interact with each other, and ways in which gender, age, and culture influence behavior.

The Psychology Department believes that students are lifelong learners. Through courses and experiences, Cardinal Stritch University students acquire the attitude and ability to think critically in evaluating information and making informed decisions. Sensitivity to and appreciation for diversity, respect for the dignity and worth of others, and an appreciation and understanding of differences such as those associated with age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, and multicultural experiences are essential.

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Program Format

Psychology majors are offered a solid foundation that prepares them for careers in mental health, research, and related fields. A major emphasis is preparation for graduate programs. Students take one of several tracks (series of courses) that are specific to their interests. The curriculum emphasizes solid course content, firsthand experiences, and skills that can be applied to the promotion of human and animal welfare. Students work directly with clients through internships and present research papers at professional conferences. Active psychology student organizations provide valuable experiences outside the classroom.

The Psychology Department offers courses that are beneficial for students in majors other than psychology. Students in nursing, sociology, education, and business often minor in psychology because of the valuable background it provides.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains  credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish  articulation agreements.

Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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