Info for Prospective Majors

An undergraduate major in psychology is a strong foundation that can prepare you for a wide variety of career options, from academia to medicine to politics and everything in between. Some of the most unique aspects of the Dietrich School's undergraduate degree program include the fact that students can begin conducting research with a faculty mentor as early as the spring term of their first year through the First Experiences in Research. Other distinctions of our department include:

  • Strong program of directed research, including the opportunity to complete an Honors Thesis or BPhil degree.
  • Numerous opportunities for experiential placements in the community.
  • One-to-one personalized academic advising throughout the undergraduate career.
  • Psychology Panther Club and Psi Chi International Honors Society provide a social connection and exploration of psychology beyond the classroom.
  • Introduction to the Field and Senior Seminar courses help students connect the psychology major to career pathways.
  • Study Abroad at the University of Groningen and through a partnership agreement with the University of Bologna.


"I am lucky to have Assistant Professor Melissa Libertus as my research mentor because she gets to know each student in the lab and makes an effort to see us whether in lab meetings or one-on-ones or just popping into the lab. Dr. Libertus was the one who encouraged me to make SFON my own independent project and to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Award. She has also presented multiple opportunities to me such as presenting at a psychology conference, something I never would have imagined myself doing as an undergraduate."

–Adwoa Imbeah (Psychology and Africana Studies)


Read more of Adwoa's story.

For more information about our department, or to schedule a visit or tour, please contact the Dietrich School's recruitment team.