Psychology

Department of Psychology Contact Information

Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD
Chair
Department of Psychology
(413) 748-3592
acumming@springfieldcollege.edu

Welcome to the Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Springfield College offers a wide range of educational opportunities and experiences in both undergraduate and graduate study. Springfield College has long been at the forefront of psychology education and has a strong record of preparing professionals who are broadly trained and equipped to enter the workplace with practical experience gained through fieldwork or internships. Springfield College undergraduates are also prepared for graduate school in psychology or in applied fields such as school guidance counseling, clinical psychology, and more.

Springfield College has been a leader in providing a broad and balanced educational experience, and in preparing individuals to serve in human-helping professions, since 1885. Both undergraduate and graduate programs at Springfield College adhere to the College’s Humanics philosophy, which calls for educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.

Springfield College psychology graduates are highly sought, and occupy leadership positions in hospitals, residential treatment centers, nursing homes, mental health agencies, and other settings. Career opportunities for Springfield College graduates are strong in health and wellness programs, stress management programs, employee relations, childcare assistance, mental health services, and other settings that demand well-educated, experienced psychology professionals.

We appreciate your interest in the psychology program at Springfield College and encourage you to explore this site to learn more about undergraduate and graduate study in psychology. Please feel free to contact the Department of Psychology with any questions you may have.


Teacher Licensure is available within this major, resulting in the opportunity to become state certified. Visit the office of Educator Preparation and Licensure for details.

Undergrad Program in Psychology

The undergraduate psychology program at Springfield College provides students with an overview of some of the foremost areas in this growing field.

Graduate Programs in Psychology

Graduate programs at Springfield College provide an understanding of the full range of human behavior—both in practical, real-life situations and in theoretical and scholarly study. In each program, the curriculum is characterized by two parallel themes: a practical understanding of people and why they behave the way they do, and a scholarly appreciation of the problems encountered in the discipline of psychology.