Programs of Study


Courses in the psychology department concern human nature: What are people like? How do they use information? What motivates them? How do they develop and change? Students learn critical thinking and scientific methods in order to help solve human problems in the workplace and in the community.

The Undergraduate Psychology Major:

The psychology major is designed to allow students to pursue individual interests, but it ensures the solid preparation needed for employment or graduate studies. The aims of the undergraduate major in psychology include the following:

  • Develop a scientific understanding of human behavior and experience,
  • Learn how psychological knowledge is generated, and
  • Apply psychological principles to the solution of human problems.

Students majoring in psychology also take courses in a minor field of concentration such as communication, sociology, biology, English, or art. Also, students may substitute an interdisciplinary certificate program for a minor field. Certificates are granted in African American studies, classics, creative writing international studies, journalism studies, legal thought, museum studies political philosophy, visual studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.


An active psychology club, Psi Chi, and a colloquium series featuring distinguished speakers round out the excellent and varied opportunities for undergraduate psychology majors. of minorities in psychology.

Psychology Balance Sheet 

Graduate Psychology

The Psychology Department offers courses leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial/organizational psychology and in clinical psychology.

Industrial/organizational psychology courses are offered in a broad array, including but not limited to job analysis, employee selection, training, leadership, work motivation, organizational development and a variety of methods topics, such as psychological measurement and statistics.

Clinical psychology course work includes formal course work in the core areas of psychology, research methods, personality and psychopathology, principles of psychological assessment and intervention, and professional issues in clinical psychology.  Students are required to complete six hours of practicum training.