The Psychology Department offers an extensive array of undergraduate course offerings for students pursuing a major or minor in psychology. In addition, the department offers a five-year accelerated graduate program leading to a master's degree in Experimental Psychology. A more detailed description of the undergraduate programs, including required and suggested courses for majors and minors, can be found in the Undergraduate Handbook.
Why Study Psychology
Studying psychology will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of behavior. This knowledge will benefit you because:
- You will better understand yourself and your environment. In other words, studying psychology will enhance your life.
- You will acquire skills that will improve your performance in the career of your choice.
- You will be prepared for graduate study in psychology or related fields such as social work or counseling.
The three reasons for studying psychology are reflected in the three basic goals adopted by the Psychology Department. These goals are (a) to help students gain an awareness of the psychological processes operating within themselves and their environment; (b) to develop the technical competence for careers that require knowledge and skills in human development, mental health, behavior analysis, and other psychological areas; and (c) to provide students with a strong foundation in the basic knowledge and skills necessary to pursue graduate study in psychology or related fields.
Undergraduate Psychology Programs