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For Prospective Students

Why We're Different

Our students participate in the vertical integration of research: starting in the freshman year and including graduate students and faculty.

Close faculty-student interaction, both one-to-one and in small groups.

Undergraduate students present original research at local and national conferences.

All majors learn advanced research methods and participate in data analysis.

Significant participation in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and in the community.

Why and how do people act, think, and feel as they do? Many of the answers to such questions are found in psychology, the science of mental processes and behaviors. Psychology lies at the intersection of the social and natural sciences, and the wide range of topics studied reflects the diversity of the discipline. 

Undergraduate students can study the field of psychology as a natural or social science. Our Master's degree program prepares students for Ph.D. programs in all research areas of psychology. 

Degree Programs

Courses cover topics such as social behavior, human development, cognition, and personality. You will get hands-on experience with physiology, statistics, and research methods. See the Undergraduate Catalog to explore the complete list of Psychological Sciences courses.


Our undergraduate and graduate students participate across the breadth of faculty research areasUndergraduate students gain research skills through directed readings, active research in a faculty lab for credit, or as a volunteer in a faculty laboratory. 

Student Activities

The department sponsors a campus chapter of Psi Chi, the Psychology National Honor Society.


About half of our recent majors go on to study psychology, law, medicine, business, nursing, or other academic disciplines at the graduate level. The other half have pursued a wide choice of career possibilities.

Talk to Us

Want to know more? Our current students and faculty want to connect with you.

  • Get an inside look: contact a current Psychological Sciences major
  • Your Day for Admitted Students Leader: [[jabur2, Professor Joshua Burk, Department Chair]]
  • Undergraduate program: [[caforestell, Professor Catherine Forestell, Undergraduate Studies Director]]
  • Graduate program: [[dhdall, Professor Danielle Dallaire, Graduate Studies Director]]
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