Department of Psychology

Psychology Major

You’re already a critical thinker, but get ready to dig deeper. Our program provides an introduction to basic psychological theories in diversity, human development, thought and behavior. Engage in classroom discussion and hands-on experiences to understand individual differences and discover your path in this exciting discipline. You’ll become part of the rich history of scholarship, community service and caring for humanity that is fundamental to the science of psychology and you’ll do it in a program that has excelled in the study of the field for more than 50 years.

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As a psychology major, you’ll observe human behavior from critical perspectives: sociocultural influences to psychological disorders. Our exciting curriculum emphasizes skills in research and data analysis and exposes you to a knowledge base in human development, social psychology, psychopathology, cognition, personality and group processes to help you define your own focuses and interests. As a student, you will:

  • Explore psychology through a liberal arts lens, integrating your studies with other disciplines like philosophy, religion, sociology, biology and criminal justice
  • Learn to present and write compelling discourse on critical subjects
  • Examine how ethics relate to psychological research and practice
  • Learn the history of psychology
  • Understand the use of statistics, methodology, research design and psychometrics

Classroom instruction is enhanced by the mentorship and support of a dynamic faculty invested in preparing a nation of leaders, thinkers and researchers to serve global communities. You’ll build leadership skills, engage in community service and apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world experiences. However you choose to be a leader, you’ll graduate with the tools and abilities to be what you aspire to become.