What You'll Learn

  • The effects of genetic, biological, social, cultural, and environmental influences on behavior, learning, intelligence, cognition, stress and coping, and personality
  • Statistical methods necessary to understand and perform research in psychology
  • The history of psychology and how contemporary theories express that history
  • Experimental methods used in psychological research and how to write research papers
  • Psychological theories and evidence about subjects such as learning, perception, life-span development and aging, social behavior, industrial-organizational psychology, and normal and abnormal psychology
  • Critical thinking skills to analyze and solve problems
  • Download department assessment document
  • Download the guide to psychology handbook


B.A. in Psychology

The B.A. program in psychology offers a broad background in psychology, including statistics, experimental methods, and history and systems. Students take courses in biological and cognitive psychology, social and developmental psychology, and clinical and applied psychology.

Areas of study include learning, perception, cognition, animal behavior, life-span development and aging, social processes, industrial-organizational psychology, personality, and normal and abnormal behavior.

B.S. in Psychology

The B.S. program in psychology is designed for students who have well-defined, specialized career interests in specific areas.

This program has more required courses than the B.A. program, and students must formally apply to and be accepted to the B.S. program. B.S. students choose one of six specializations: aging, biological psychology, clinical psychology, environmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or infancy.

Honors Degree

Both the B.A. and B.S. honors programs are for students who have demonstrated high standards of achievement. Honors students complete a comprehensive original research project.




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