Placement in Graduate Schools
Graduates of the Psychology program have gone on to pursue graduate training in areas such as clinical
psychology, counseling psychology, industrial/ organizational psychology, school psychology, urban
planning, and theology at Howard University, New York University, University of Baltimore, Virginia
Commonwealth University, Radford University, Virginia State University, University of Cincinnati, and similar
Clubs and Organizations
Leah Lewis Psychology Club - In recent years, the Leah Lewis Psychology Club has hosted presentations by a
number of psychologists about careers in School psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Forensic
Psychology. In addition, the Club has organized trips to special exhibits at the Library of Congress as well as to
offices of the American Psychological Association.
Psi Chi - is the national honor society in Psychology. Membership is open to students who have a major interest in the study of psychology and who meet the academic qualifications. The primary purpose of Psi Chi is to “advance the science of psychology.”
Internship Opportunities - Students who enroll in PSY 400– Field Placement are offered placements in a variety of settings. In recent
years, students have been placed in a number of organizations that provide services for children and youth with special needs. These organizations include St. Joseph’s Villa, the Juvenile Detention Center, the Geara Group, and the YWCA. Other students have
worked in sleep clinics and research laboratories. The Department is continuously adding to its internship resources.
Scholarships - Students in Psychology are eligible for all unrestricted scholarships available to undergraduates at VUU.