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Psychology

Explore the mind, brain, and behavior

 

Psychology is the study of the basic processes of the mind and the brain, and the behavior they produce. Because psychology is a hub science, the scientific contributions of psychological research apply many other fields such as law, medicine and engineering. Our undergraduates learn about basic principles of human and animal behavior, the scientific methods used to derive and refine those principles and appropriate ways to apply such knowledge. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of psychology, our major prepares students with transferrable skills applicable to a wide variety of careers.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Brain and Behavior
  • Cognition
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • The Social Self
  • Clinical Science
  • Child Development

 

 

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Research Scientist
  • Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Leadership Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Career Counselor

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Social Work
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Clinical Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Factors
  • School Psychology
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Business

What’s special about this program?

Our faculty members are award-winning experts across areas such as the development of children in adverse environments, impact of prejudice and processes of change in psychotherapy. We collaborate with multiple departments, the Early Learning Center and the new fMRI research facility. Through our comprehensive program of research and teaching students participate as research assistants with faculty. Students develop strong theoretical frameworks for understanding psychological issues and acquire skills associated with gathering and analyzing data.

Get Involved

Psychology Club

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society

McNair Scholars

Undergraduate Research Summer Scholars

Active Minds

Autism Speaks U

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH114

College Mathematics

 

PSYC100

General Psychology

 

PSCY207

 

Research Methods

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

  Elective Courses
PSCY209

Measurement & Statistics

 

 

PSYC Core 3xx Requirement

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

  Elective Courses
PSCY3XX

Core Requirements

 

 

PSYC Elective

 

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

  University Breadth Course
PSYC4XX

Specialty Course Requirement

 

 

Second Writing Requirement

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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