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About the Program

Why and how do people act, think and feel as they do? Many of the answers to such questions are found in psychology. The Department of Psychological Sciences is one of the largest and most active undergraduate programs at William & Mary, with approximately 150 majors and 35 minors graduating each year. You will learn about the science of mental processes and behaviors by taking classes that integrate theory, research and application of scientific principles. Courses span the natural and social sciences and cover topics such as social behavior, human development, cognition, psychopathology, learning and memory, personality, physiology, statistics and research methods.

What Makes Us Different

  • Vertical Integration of Research

    Starting your first year, you can join a research lab where you'll have the opportunity to engage in hands-on research with graduate students and faculty.

  • Service-learning

    You can complete a placement in a community partner agency that serves local children and families.

  • Presentation of Research

    Many undergraduate students present original research at local and national conferences each year.

  • Support of Neuroscience

    Significant participation along with five other W&M departments in the interdisciplinary neuroscience program.

Applied Learning



About half of W&M psychological studies graduates go on to study psychology, law, medicine, business, nursing, education or other academic disciplines at the graduate level.

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Department of Psychological Sciences


Integrated Science Center Room 1137

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Courses Disclaimer

*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.