Psychology is an area of study to which most of us can relate. The discipline of Psychology, however, is complex and nuanced, and utilizes a biopsychosocial framework in understanding and predicting human behavior. Students can explore their interest in Psychology as a major by taking Introduction to Psychology early in their college careers, as well as courses on topics including, but not limited to: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence; Adulthood; Biological Psychology; Sensation and Perception; Cognition; and Stress and Coping. Upper-level courses and seminars allow students to delve more deeply into the field, with courses in areas such as Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Health Psychology, Learning and Behavior, and Organizational Psychology and Leadership.
Our major is deliberately flexible, and designed to introduce students to the important subfields of psychology, to offer students hands-on experience in empirical research, and to help students develop and expand expertise in particular areas of interest. As Psychology Department faculty, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our students, in engaging our majors in all aspects of psychological inquiry, and in helping students make connections between the academic material and concrete, real-world applications. Psychology majors graduate with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the field, and with transferable skills that employers and graduate programs are seeking, including teamwork and organizational skills, proficiency in oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning and data fluency, and cultural awareness.