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Department of Psychology

Exploring the Science of the Mind


The Psychology Department's exceptional national reputation is the product of our commitment to academic excellence and pioneering research. Our smaller size allows individual attention to students; yet, we are consistently ranked among the top 75 psychology departments in the nation.

Degrees Offered

  • Undergraduate BA 
  • PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, or Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • We do not offer a terminal master's degree

Careers in Psychology

Our graduates are fully prepared to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or to enter the workforce. A bachelor's degree in psychology can lead to a variety of career choices, in such fields as:

  • Education
  • Medicine and healthcare
  • Law
  • Business
  • Public affairs

Graduates holding advanced degrees in psychology can pursue careers in public mental health, academia, medical schools or teaching hospitals, or private practice.


Our faculty are nationally recognized experts, and dedicated teachers.  Areas of strength include:

  • behavioral neuroscience
  • pediatric psychology
  • OCD and social phobias
  • stress response systems
  • visual perception
  • memory
  • language and speech

What's Happening in Psychology

Professor J. David Jentsch received a $11.7 million dollar grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to study genetic contributions to drug addiction

Professor Meredith Coles was selected to be a fellow in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Assistant Professor Yaoying Ma received an 2016 NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Professor Ralph Miller was selected as a 2016 Fulbright Fellow, and has consequently been featured as a keynote speaker in many international locales 

Associate Professor Sarah Laszlo along with Binghamton professor of electrical and computer engineering, Zhanpeng Jin, received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study brain biometrics 

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Last Updated: 9/6/16