The Psychology major is designed for students to study the science of human and animal behavior. Departmental courses provide the student with the opportunity to gain a general understanding in three different core areas: Brain and Behavior, Development and Potential, and Society and Relationships. Courses include lecture, didactic, seminars and hands-on laboratory and field work experiences for students to gain competency and skills within the field of Psychology.
Courses within the department are designed to equip students with marketable skills for a complex dynamic global workforce and to prepare students for graduate studies in a variety of fields ranging from legal, medical, research and business.
Student learning opportunities culminate in senior capstone experiences including a required senior research thesis and options for internships in a variety of legal, clinical, educational, political, and business settings. Additional research or field experience can be achieved through Independent Study.