The Department of Psychological Sciences represents the combined strengths of the fields of psychology and communication sciences. We offer two undergraduate majors: Psychology and Communication Sciences, as well as two minors: Psychology and Communication for Health Professionals. Students can tailor their experience to meet their own career and educational goals. This can be accomplished in many ways, including through independent studies and experiential learning opportunities with faculty, honors Capstone projects, and Pathways. Pathways provides student with guidance to structure coursework based on their specific career interests. Pathways include Clinical, Lifespan Development, Pre-Health, Neuroscience, and Research. Students may choose several Pathways that meet their needs.

We also provide graduate programs, including a masters in Communication Sciences, and three Ph.D. programs: Communication Sciences, Clinical Psychology, and Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS). Our Ph.D. students conduct cutting edge research, learn effective and engaging pedagogical skills, and those in Clinical Psychology and Communication Sciences programs learn to provide empirically supported treatments in a variety of settings.

Feldman Internship Grants Available to Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students in Psychological Sciences may apply for Ellen and Matt Feldman Internship Grants. The grants provide support to pursue an internship experience. Applications are due on Friday, March 29, 2019 by 5:00 pm. For more information:

Congratulations Intersections Award Winners!

Congratulations to Jason Lockamy and Margarid Turnamian, two Psychology students who won Intersections awards! For more information on Intersections, visit this site:

Remembering TJ McCallum during Black History Month

Todd Jason (TJ) McCallum (1967-2017) was the first African American to earn tenure as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at CWRU. He joined the department in 2002, after graduating from the University of Southern California with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. McCallum’s work focused on aging,...

COSI students selected for OSLHA Student Leadership Development Program

Two graduate students at CWRU COSI, Kathryn Buczek and Nardine Taleb, were selected to participate in the OSLHA Student Leadership Development Program. CONGRATULATIONS!

Intersections Registration Opens on Feb 1

Want to present at at research conference? Registration for poster presentation submissions for the Spring Intersections Conference opens on Feb 1. For more information go to:

Nominations due soon for Jackson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring & Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

If you have had a wonderful undergraduate mentor or teacher please nominate them for the Jackson or Wittke award. The Jackson award is for faculty and staff who have been outstanding mentoring in their guidance of your professional development, career goals, and goal achievement. The Wittke award is for excellence in...

Two Psychological Sciences Students Win SOURCE Poster Awards

Congratulations to the undergraduates in Psychological Sciences who won SOURCE Poster Awards for their presentations at the Fall Intersections Conference. Margarid Turnamian won 1st place for her poster “Trauma and Related Experiences in LGBTQ, Cisgender, and Heterosexual Individuals,” mentored by Amy Przeworski.  Jason Lockamy won 3rd place for his...

Undergraduates: SOURCE Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences grant deadlines approaching

Undergraduate students, are you doing a research project or volunteer internship program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences this summer? Apply for SOURCE Arts, Humanities, and Social Science grants. Applications are due the Friday before spring break at 11:59 PM.   Go to this website for more information: