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The scientific skills and resolve to understand and influence behavior and mental processes.

Seek to understand the complexities and processes of the mind to better understand our perceptions, motivations, attitudes and behaviors. As a psychology or neuroscience major, you will take a scientific approach to topics such as physiology, cognitive function, social influence, organizational behavior, and mental disorders and treatment. Specialize in the study of behavior and mental processes through psychology, or integrate knowledge from biology, chemistry, computer science, social science and allied disciplines through neuroscience. 

Our major and minor students become adept at critical thinking, quantitative reasoning and speaking and writing, and grow in appreciation for the ethical issues involved in research and practice. In addition to research projects within the department, students engage in off-campus internships and research opportunities at a variety of nationally renowned labs and in local public service agencies. We also encourage students to arrange at least one Winter Term in a relevant professional setting.

Sample Courses

  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Social Neuroscience
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Behavior Change
  • Psychology of Personality

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Research
  • Counseling
  • Teaching
  • Medicine
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Law 

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Majors and Minors