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Course offerings include the growing areas of cognitive psychology, emotion, health psychology, human factors, neuropsychology, biopsychology, trauma studies and industrial/organizational psychology.


The demand for the many fields in human services and technology where a psychology major can prove beneficial is expected to increase well into the future. Even as an undergraduate, you’ll have opportunities to collaborate closely with faculty members on actual research projects in many areas of psychology — from applied, clinical, cognitive, and counseling, to neuroscience, quantitative research methods and more.

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Degrees

Minors that may interest you


Opportunities

Work with faculty on many research opportunities in the field. Students can get involved in service-learning experiences and can serve as research assistants or teaching assistants. Join the Psychology Club, which sponsors trips and speaker series. Gain valuable experience as a volunteer in the Peer Advisement and Career Awareness Center. Excel and you may be eligible for membership in Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society.

Outcomes

Opportunities include

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Research
  • Consumer testing

Graduate studies may include

  • Health professions
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Social work
  • Law

Facilities

Numerous laboratories include a large computer facility that enables you to examine how people interface with technology. Our internationally renowned Center for Neurobehavioral Effects of Environmental Toxins, investigating the effects of exposure to environmental pollutants on cognitive and behavioral development, offers opportunities for talented and highly motivated undergraduates to participate in ongoing research projects.

“Being engaged in diverse activities has helped prepare me for my future. For one, I feel that I have connected with wonderful faculty here ... they have provided me guidance in pursuing involvements that enhanced my experience and future possibilities. I got involved in an internship called the SOAR Project. Here I was able to work with preschoolers and third graders by implementing a prevention/intervention protocol of positive social and emotional skills.”

— Demi Siskind ’11