The Department of Psychology’s mission is to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to study the science of psychology and, through discovery-based learning, to contribute new knowledge to the discipline. Our program encourages critical thinking as well as broad and deep understanding of historical trends, concepts, methods, and empirical findings in the core areas of psychology. Emphasizing synthesis, integration, and communication of knowledge, our approach stimulates students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. With numerous opportunities for internships and collaborative research, our program prepares students for novel problem solving and the changing demands of the work place as well as graduate and professional schools. We encourage students to be ethical, humble, respectful and tolerant. We seek to inspire all students to be lifelong learners who will lead productive and fulfilling lives as thoughtful and responsible citizens.
As a graduate with a psychology degree, you'll have an extensive list of careers available to you.
Our program consists of 11 courses—three core courses and eight in the following areas: applied psychology, biopsychology, development, learning and cognition, social and health, and capstone. Our students are required to take at least one course in each of these categories. The remainder of your curriculum may focus on a particular area to build a core competency.
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All core courses are required.
Our majors are required to take eight courses—with at least one per category—from the following areas of study:
Learning and Cognition
* —Denotes courses that are not offered every semester.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must also complete:
One of the following math courses:
Two courses from the following: