Majoring in Psychology

Psychology is a science that explores behavior. Psychology involves studying about how we interact with one-another and our environment. Our majors learn valuable critical thinking and writing skills in addition to acquiring a comprehensive overview of the major fields of psychology, the methods used in psychological research, and the applications of psychological knowledge.

Our faculty specialty areas include biological, social, abnormal, developmental, industrial/organizational, learning, perception, and cognition. The major provides a basis for careers in a variety of psychology related occupations including mental health agencies, hospitals, teaching, business and public organizations. The major also prepares students for graduate training in fields such as clinical psychology, experimental psychology, marriage and family therapy, teaching, social work, law, business management, human resources, and public administration.

Our faculty have an active interest in quality undergraduate education. Research, field work, and service-learning opportunities are available. We are especially proud of Psi Chi, our award-winning undergraduate honor society, which sponsors a student research conference every spring - The Spartan Psychological Research Conference (SPARC).

We invite you to join our department and the exciting field of psychology. The links on the left take you to the existing BA and Minor (Psychology or Human Systems Integration) programs, and a link for getting in touch with the undergraduate advisors for Psychology.