What is psychology?Lima Psychology Department Pages
Psychology is the study of behavior - cognitive, biological and social processes related to humans and animals.

Psychology is a science, a method of conducting research and of understanding behavioral data.

Psychology is a discipline, a major subject of students in colleges and universities (number one in the Big Ten).

Psychology is a profession that requires special knowledge, abilities, and skills to help solve human problems.

The psychology major provides a broad overview of many areas including behavioral neuroscience, cognitive, experimental and psychobiology, quantitative, clinical counseling, developmental, social, industrial and organizational psychology.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the psychology program have entered administration and management, business and industry, casework, child-care, employment interviewing, gerontology, health services, marketing and public relations, personnel, probation and parole, research, sales, teaching and technical writing. The degree is a pre-requisite for entry into a number of graduate programs in psychology and is useful in such diverse areas as pharmacy, medicine, law, counseling and health services.

For additional information about careers and employment options:

Psychology Faculty and staff

  • Dr. Joseph Green
  • Dr. Patrick J. Carroll
  • Dr. Fabio Leite
  • Dr. Samantha Haudenschield
  • Dr. Virginia Tompkins
  • Rou Rasehky, staff volunteer


  • Galvin Hall
  • Violet I. Meek Psychology Research Center
  • John R. Snyder Research Lab

For Columbus campus program:


The Ohio State University at Lima Admissions Office

Student Services Center
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 567-242-7500
FAX: 567-242-7506