Psychology

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. This is the major for you if you're interested in working with people, have an interest in how the mind works, wonder why people behave the way they do, want to learn about mental disorders and how they can be treated, and are interested in research. Studying psychology will give you an understanding of human behavior, appreciation of diversity in society, and an insight into deeper critical thinking.

The Psychology Department offers both a major and a minor in psychology. As a major, you will be introduced to theory and scientific research in the field of psychology. By the time you graduate, you will have gained a greater understanding of the human mind. You'll be able to think critically, be organized, solve problems, design experiments, use statistics, and write effectively. You will also be prepared for graduate study in various areas of psychology, education, counseling, or social work.

If you qualify and are interested in being part of a special honors program, you can graduate with distinction in psychology. You are also eligible to apply for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.  

Expand Your Skills
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  • American Psychological Association
  • National Mental Health Association
  • Psi Chi The National Honor Society in Psychology
  • National Association of Social Workers
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