Why Study Psychology?

Psychology as a science studies questions that are fundamental to understanding ourselves and our day-to-day lives. We explore why and how people think, feel and act the way they do in an ever-changing world.

We are a community of students and faculty passionate about psychology as a scientific discipline, and we use and practically apply our discoveries to improve the lives of individuals and communities. We welcome students to contribute to our research labs and community-based partnerships as part of their learning experiences and work toward their degree.

The B.S. in psychology is solid preparation for careers across a range of fields, not only the helping professions like clinical and counseling psychology. Students learn the foundations of psychology along with the research, data collection and the analytic methods we use to answer questions about behavior, emotion and cognition. These experiences support the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, quantitative reasoning, interpersonal and teamwork skills – all of which are valuable to employers and also support preparation for grad school.

We aspire to increase our understanding of commonalities and differences in human experience working from a commitment to equity and the development of inclusive knowledge.