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 18 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.

Department Announcements


Psychology 2019 Graduates
The Psychology faculty warmly invite you, your family and friends to join them for a reception in your honor.
Saturday, May 25 (Graduation Weekend)
Allbritton Center, Rm. 311 (the Shapiro Creative Writing Center)
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Please come and enjoy the company, the appetizers, and the view! 
We look forward to celebrating with you.

Department Peer Advisor Program

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.