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 four different areas: Cognition and Neuroscience, Culture and Development, Social and Personality, and Clinical and Health Psychology. Courses include 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 prepare students for graduate studies in a variety of fields ranging from legal, medical, research or business and equip them with marketable skills for a complex, dynamic global workforce.
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 and/or Internship.