Undergraduate Programs

What's Psychology?

Psychology is a scientific and applied field concerned primarily with human behavior and related sensory, motor, cognitive, social, developmental, and physiological processes. The subject matter of psychology covers a wide range of topics related to many career objectives. As a major, it can prepare students for graduate study in various areas of psychology, education, or counseling, and for careers in teaching, counseling, research, and administration or supervision in educational or institutional settings. The department provides students with information in the various areas of psychology, which should increase their understanding of themselves and others and enable them to apply scientific methods to the solution of problems.

The Department of Psychology offers a major and minor in psychology for undergraduate students pursuing the B.A. Degree. Students majoring in Psychology take core courses in Child Psychology, Research Methods, Psychology and Deaf People, and Social Psychology as well as elective courses in Clinical Psychology, Experimental Foundations, Developmental, Socio-Cultural Psychology and practicum (field work experience or internship). This curriculum provides a breadth and depth of coverage in the field that allows students to pursue a variety of career objectives.

Core courses include Child Development, Research Methods, Psychology and Deaf People, and Social Psychology, as well as elective courses in areas such as clinical psychology, experimental foundations, developmental, socio-cultural psychology, and practicum (field work experience). This curriculum provides a breadth and depth of coverage in the field that allows students to pursue a variety of career objectives.

Core faculty: Dennis Galvan, Deborah McCaw, Raylene PaludnevicieneCaroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Daniel Koo, Deborah Schooler, and Poorna Kushalnagar

For more information: Email Dr. Deborah McCaw, Undergraduate Psychology Program Director, or call 202-651-5540.

For those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields of psychology, here is a list of external programs. Learn about about Gallaudet's graduate programs in clinical and school psychology.

Undergraduate Student Handbook

  • Handbook for Psychology UG majors
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