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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

Assistant Professor Sarah Laszlo calls in to Science Friday to talk about Brain Biometrics.

Lecturer Ann Merriwether was named "Best Teacher in a Large Class".  Congrats, Ann!

Graduate Student Cope Feurer received an NSF Fellowship to study physiological correlates of stress reactivity in adolescents, under the mentorship of Professor Brandon Gibb

Professor Ralph Miller was named a Fulbright Fellow

Professor Meredith Coles was named a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Professor J. David Jentsch received an award from the NIH to study genetic influences on inhibitory control and cocaine sensitivity

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Last Updated: 4/28/16