Psychology, the science of mind and behavior, is both an academic and an applied discipline. Robust research programs thrive in all degree programs offered by the Department of Psychology.
A psychology degree can be used in many careers, including sales representative, advertising agent, probation and parole officer, market researcher, social service representative and teacher. With a graduate degree, there are careers in counseling, school psychology, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, sports psychology and organizational psychology, among others.
Undergraduate: B.A. and B.S.
The Department of Psychology offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. Both provide training in the theories and practices of psychology while also providing a wide-ranging liberal arts background. Students can participate in a robust undergraduate research program, signing up for Independent Study or Community Practicum to learn outside the classroom while earning course credit.
The graduate psychology programs offer the Ph.D. degree in experimental psychology, clinical-community psychology or school psychology. The experimental psychology curriculum integrates behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychology. Clinical-community integrates child clinical psychology, community psychology, health and social disparities, and prevention science, applying research to the improvement of psychological well-being at the individual, family, and community levels. The school psychology program, which prepares graduates for a wide range of activities in both public and private settings, is one of the top national programs in the United States.
Certificate: Psychiatric Rehabilitation