Psychology lies at the intersection of the social and natural sciences, and the wide range of courses offered by our department reflects the diversity of the discipline. Classes cover topics such as human development, psychopathology, learning, personality and motivation, physiology, social behavior, community and health psychology, statistics, and research methods. We present psychology as a science in terms of its philosophy, principles, and methods.
The Psychology Department of The College of William & Mary is committed to the development, dissemination, and application of new knowledge in the psychological sciences. Consistent with this commitment, the Department strives to attract and support a faculty that is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in research. The Department also strives to provide excellent undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the psychological sciences. Our goal is for students at all levels to develop knowledge and critical thinking skills through didactic, laboratory, and practical training experiences, and hence, an understanding of the relationships among theory, research, and application.
The Psychology Department maintains active ties to local human-service institutions and organizations. A number of our faculty members are licensed clinicians with considerable practical experience. The department also sponsors the Psi Chi honor society.