Psychology is the scientific study of behavior, mind, and brain. We seek to understand how people think and act, both as individuals and in groups. The department has 15 faculty providing expertise in six subareas of study: cognitive, cultural, developmental, social, psychopathology, and neuroscience. Features of the major include foundational courses, training in statistics and research methods, a cultural immersion experience, small advanced seminars, and opportunities to conduct original research.
Oct. 17 - Dr. Golda Ginsburg, University of Connecticut Health Center, "Prevention of pediatric anxiety disorders: A family-based approach"
Overview for New and Prospective Majors
Oct. 3rd (Mon.), 12:20-1:10 pm, Judd 116
Prof. Matt Kurtz, department chair, will provide an overview of the major to prospective majors and to review requirements with junior and senior majors. The psychology major requirements have changed starting with the class of 2019. Prof. Kurtz will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).
Psychology Majors Manual, Class of 2018 and earlier
Psychology Majors Manual, Class of 2019 and beyond
Pizza will be provided.
Next Psychology Majors Meeting: Nov. 7, “Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities”
The goal of the department peer advisor (DPA) program is to provide additional peer advising support to pre-major students and to answer questions about specific requirements for the psychology department. Click on the link above for more information.