As a psychology major you’ll learn how mental processes work and why humans behave as they do.

In this program, you’ll take an empirical approach to the field—one based on knowledge, observation,and analytical reasoning skills. You won’t be given simple answers. Instead, you’ll be given tools to investigate psychological questions creatively and scientifically, and you’ll conduct your own original research.

The Psychology major includes:

  • Classes exploring the breadth of the field
  • Advanced  laboratory classes
  • Independent research
  • Internships and community based learning
  • Seminars
  • Opportunities for student/faculty research collaboration

You’ll gain direct experience with the major research methods and theoretical frameworks of psychology while developing a scientific attitude and appreciation for the complexity of human behavior.

Psychology graduates are routinely accepted to the nation's leading MA/PhD programs—in fact, more than half go on to graduate school.