Whether you are a prospective, new, or continuing psychology major, welcome to the department! The psychology major is built on a strong foundation of the scientific method, while allowing students to explore and engage psychology, as both a discipline and a career. As a natural science department in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the psychology major focuses on developing strong research and analytic skills, while introducing students to a breadth of psychological topics, including understanding behavior through clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, and social psychology.

During your time in the psychology department, it is strongly encouraged for you to complement your coursework with an exciting listing of opportunities, such as directed research and internships, to prepare you for a variety of career and graduate school paths.

In addition to the directed research program, our department also offer honors in psychology for those students who want to conduct their own research under the mentorship of one of our faculty members.

We hope you will find answers to many of the questions you may have regarding your psychology major and much more!  Our advising office can guide you through completing your degree, which will include choosing courses, registration, exploring opportunities, and considering a variety of career or graduate school options.