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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


Faculty Office Hours

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What's Happening in Psychology

Psychology faculty members were awarded a training grant (T32)  on the Developmental Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addictions.

Assistant Professor Marvin Diaz receives a NIAAA Young Investigator Award!  Congrats, Marvin!

Professor Linda Spear receives Huttenlocher Award from FLUX Congress!  Congrats, Linda!

Faculty members in the Department of Psychology and College of Community and Public Affairs were awarded new NIH training grant to study the effects of alcohol on adolescent brain development

Professor Vladimir Miskovic was named an APS Rising Star.   APS Rising Stars reflect the best and brightest of psychological science.  Congrats, Vlad!

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

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Last Updated: 8/9/18