Whether you are a prospective, new, or continuing psychology major, welcome to the department!

The psychology major is built on the scientific method while allowing students to explore psychology as a discipline and a career. As a natural science department in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the psychology major focuses on developing strong research and analytical skills while introducing students to a breadth of psychological topics. Understanding behavior through clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, and social psychology are just a few of your options when you enroll with us. 

During your time here, you are encouraged to complement your coursework by taking advantage of a diverse array of opportunities. This could mean enrolling in directed research or a field placement. You also have the opportunity to leverage your time in honors psychology or serve as a teaching assistant. Whatever you choose, the department of psychology can and will prepare you for a variety of career and graduate school paths.

As you visit the rest of this website, we hope you will find answers to many of the questions you may have! If you still have questions, our advising office can help you. Join us so we can help you to put science and research behind all of those observations you’re already making about people and how they engage in the world around them.