Psychology

Course Overview

As a Psychology student, you’ll learn how scientific methods are used to study the behavior of animals and human beings, and you’ll use those methods in laboratory settings.

  • Reach out to others as a participant in the selective Psychology Outreach Program, where you’ll get hands-on counseling and psychology experience in local agencies.
  • Choose courses in the areas of neuroscience, animal behavior, cognitive psychology, social and personality psychology, and applied psychology.
  • Research alongside active faculty in areas like neuroimmunology, attitude formation and change, evolutionary psychology, comparative animal learning, applied behavior analysis, ethical decision-making, terror management, and human development.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Principles of Behavior
Behavioral Research

So

Introductory Neuroscience/Neuropsychology /Psychopharmacology
Motivation
Learning

Jr

Comparative Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Neuropsychology
Psychopharmacology

Sr

Senior Seminar in Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Research in Psychology
Independent Study
Introduction to Field Work
Advanced Field Work
Psychology of Personality
Behavioral Modification and Learning
Memory and Cognition

Where Graduates Go

Most psychology graduates continue advanced study in clinical, counseling, organizational, school and experimental psychology. Others enter medical school or law school.