2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog


Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. It focuses on questions relating to why people behave, feel, and think the way they do. Courses in the psychology department introduce students to the methods and findings of psychological research, but also provide students with opportunities to explore the application of psychological theories. Our students are encouraged to enrich their education by studying psychology abroad, getting involved in research, gaining hands-on experience in a practicum, and joining Psychology Club.

A psychology major can open the door to a variety of career paths. Students are required to complete several core courses in psychology, but also have the flexibility to take electives that allow them to tailor their education to their career goals. Students may focus their education by completing an optional emphasis within the major. 
Alternatively, students may design their own plan of study from the wide array of courses offered as part of the major. Students are encouraged to work with psychology faculty members to help them choose the specific courses that match their interests and needs.

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