Department of Psychology
Psychological science seeks answers to myriad questions about human thought, emotion and behavior. Psychology majors will receive fundamental training in psychological methodologies and will become acquainted with a wide variety of psychological topics, including the relationship between physiology and behavior, the processes through which people acquire and use information, and the factors that influence social, emotional, and cognitive development in both adaptive and maladaptive directions.
The Psychology Department offers students several options for planning their college career. The psychology major prepares students with a broad education, flexible outlook, and essential skills - including critical thinking, writing, data-driven decision making, and problem solving - for employment in various business and social services settings. The psychology major curriculum also allows flexibility for students considering graduate programs in psychology; students may plan a sequence of core and advanced courses best preparing them for practice-related fields (such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and school psychology), or for graduate study in fields such as social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.