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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College


Consumer Psychology

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Mary Beth Pinto and Eric Corty
Penn State Behrend
Telephone:  814-898-6348 or 814-898-6238
E-Mail: or

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The Behrend College is the home College.


This 15 credit certificate is designed to prepare students for positions in the private sector, government agencies, and colleges and universities that call for an understanding of consumer psychology.  This certificate is based on psychological approaches to understanding consumers.  Students completing this certificate will be able to describe factors influencing buyer behavior. They will be comfortable working in the domains of marketing and psychology and be able to help predict or explain consumer behavior.


MKTG 344 and PSYCH 100
Select nine credits from among the following: 
PSYCH 212, PSYCH 221, PSYCH 231, PSYCH 232, PSYCH 238, PSYCH 244, PSYCH 253, PSYCH 256


Effective Semester:  Spring 2012


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