Psychology is the scientific study of behavior—how individuals think, feel and behave. The field of psychology has often been described as a "hub science," as psychological findings are often linked to research from other basic and applied fields, including: biology, medicine, economics, marketing, education, communication, sociology, public policy, and philosophy.
Psychological scientists employ a range of formalized methods to identify general principles, and develop strategies for applying those principles in specific contexts, including health care and business organizations. Graduates will receive a strong background in scientific thinking and be able to apply psychological research and principles to the study of contemporary problems in a variety of fields.
The Psychology degree will prepare graduates for a wide range of professions in business and industry, community organizations, and health services.
The program will also prepare graduates to be competitive for a wide range of graduate training programs in psychology at the masters and doctoral levels.
You will develop an understanding of:
- How people perceive and process information; and how they use that information to make decisions.
- Psychological theories in a variety of fields including social, cognitive, clinical, industrial-organizational, development, and neuroscience
- How to apply psychological theories to real-world problems
- How to design research studies, analyze results, and communicate results to a variety of communities.
Customize Your Education
The psychology major has a large number of electives, which allows students to customize their educational experience.
- Culture, Conflict and International Relations
- Psychology of Emerging Technologies
- The Human Environment
Gain Professional Experience
Your degree program will include a capstone project designed to integrate and apply the concepts and skills learned throughout the curriculum. The capstone will be an individually tailored project defined in collaboration with a faculty advisor, which will typically involve either a field placement or research component.