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Psychology Department

Why Psychology?

The Psychology Department, housed in the Julio S. León Health Sciences Center, provides the foundational skills for you to either start a career with a bachelor’s degree or to pursue further education. Class sizes are kept small, allowing a unique focus on the research skills that are vital to the field of psychology. You will complete a series of research courses, which ultimately allow you to conduct your own semester-long research project on a topic that interests you. While you collect data for your project, you have access to high-quality human and animal laboratories.

Internship and job shadowing opportunities are also available. Psychology majors and minors are encouraged to participate in Psychology Club, and may also be invited to join Psi Chi, the international Psychology Honor Society. Each faculty member specializes in a major area of this broad field, such as developmental psychology, biopsychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, learning, cognitive psychology and behavior analysis.

Psychology Degrees

Mission Statement

The Psychology Department provides an education in the diverse field of psychology. The core of the psychology curriculum reflects the breadth of the field and exposes you to new developments while allowing you to pursue individual academic interests. The department maintains a special emphasis on research and prepares you to effectively analyze, synthesize, and present information about the science of behavior and mental processes. Our mission is to help you develop the critical thinking and communication skills you can use in your career.


Contact The Department

Dr. Holly Hackett
Chair, Psychology Department