Undergraduate Program

As a student in our undergraduate program, you'll develop knowledge and skill in scientific methods of inquiry, focusing on the human mind and behavior.

Our curriculum reflects psychology's major functions:

  • Scientific research
  • Teaching
  • The helping relations and evidence-based practice
  • Raising philosophical questions about the assumptions, values and ideals of human beings and their societies, which reflects psychology's origin in philosophy

We have service-learning offerings, active undergraduate research opportunities, a Bachelor of Science degree with the opportunity for individualization, a psychology minor and an accelerated B.S. to M.Ed. program.


B.S. in Psychology

The department offers one undergraduate degree: a Bachelor of Science in psychology. In addition to our standard curriculum, we offer the following concentrations: addiction studies, life science, pre-graduate school, applied psychology or urban psychology.

Accelerated B.S. and M.Ed.

Qualified students can earn both the B.S. in psychology and M.Ed. in counselor education in six years by completing approved graduate courses during the senior year of their undergraduate program.


A minor in psychology consists of 18 credits, with courses in developmental, social, physiological and applied psychology.


Explore the courses you'll take as an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology.

Service Learning

Through our service-learning courses, you'll gain an appreciation of community needs and assets, a deeper understanding of yourself, and an awareness of career options.

Scholarships and Awards

The College of Humanities and Sciences offers more than 100 scholarship opportunities annually to currently enrolled students. Explore the opportunities offered to students through the Department of Psychology.

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Study in Our New STEM Building

Our brand new, 169,000-square-foot building is dedicated to all things STEM, including psychology. Psychology students will have the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and shared study spaces.

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