Overview

Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. Psychology majors / minors, as well as those studying psychology within numerous academic programs, have the flexibility to learn neuroscience, social behavior, animal behavior, human development, applied counseling, behavior analysis, and more. Faculty expertise in these disciplines provide diverse viewpoints for students. What faculty share is the commitment to scientific inquiry. Our curriculum covers theory, research, and applied skills that encourage students to develop critical thinking, inquiry and reasoning. We also share the value of a supportive learning environment, where students challenge themselves in exploring different perspectives and ideas, toward developing transferable skills for a variety of careers. Many of our students continue their education in graduate school and others immediately enter the workforce. Employers are looking for people who are flexible, imaginative, and critical thinkers with strong interpersonal and communication skills. We are social justice allies, committed to justice and equity, with our faculty, staff, and students engaged in scholarship, activism, and continuing education towards this goal. Our students have experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as independent research, teaching assistantship, internship, practicum, and psychology club. The department is committed to excellence in scholarship in psychological science and to encouraging the application of psychology to other domains and for the betterment of society.

Contact us

Robert Hayes, Ph.D.
Chair - Psychology Department
Wilson Hall 105