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College of Arts & Sciences



Allyson Grant

Communication Specialist

Departments of Business & Economics, Psychology, Allied Health

Expand your insight


The demand for professionals who understand human actions and interactions is endless. Baker’s psychology program gives you the foundation for a variety of careers including counseling, social work, real estate, and public affairs. 

Using the research methodology learned in your course work, you will be able to apply theoretical principles by conducting research in classes, both independently and alongside an experienced member of the faculty.

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Exceptional Experience


Perfect First Step

Because more than 60% of our psychology graduates pursue advanced degrees, we focus on preparing each student for success in a more difficult classroom setting. We accomplish this through internships and independent research opportunities.

Learn Hands On

We encourage students to engage in as many real-world experiences as possible, allowing them to earn practical experience while developing the skills and knowledge needed in a variety of fields. Among the places our students have interned are the Red Cross, suicide-prevention hotlines, and United Way administrative offices.

Work Independently

At Baker you will have the unique opportunity to conduct research as an undergraduate and present it at conferences. Baker psychology students routinely win awards for their research at these conferences.

Leave Prepared

Our students leave Baker well prepared for their next step after graduating. Baker seniors taking the ETS Major Field Test—the psychology comprehensive exam—score in the top 80th to 90th percentile.


Our psychology majors have gone on to the following careers:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Advertising
  • Teaching
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The Department of Psychology gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Psychology
  • Benjamin A. Gessner Award
  • Thomas G. Manson and Frances B. Manson Scholarship
  • Robert L. Miller Scholarship
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Psychology Course Descriptions

Meet the Faculty

Sara CrumpDr. Sara Crump
Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Department of Psychology
B.S. University of Washington, Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara
Office: Mabee Hall 204

Tony Brown

Dr. Tony Brown
Professor of Psychology
Office: Mabee Hall 205

Robyn LongDr. Robyn Long
Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Study Abroad
B.S. Baker University; M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Georgia
Office: Mabee Hall 206

Rand ZieglerDr. Rand Ziegler
Professor of Psychology
B.A. Dickinson College, M.A. & Ph.D. West Virginia University
Expertise: behavior analysis, general experimental psychology
Office: Mabee Hall 402

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