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Students majoring in psychology will gain an understanding of

  • the applied fields in psychology
  • individual differences
  • the biological basis of behavior
  • the social basis of behavior

Core courses in the major provide students with the fundamentals for understanding psychology as a science. Elective courses expand and enhance students’ knowledge through a variety of topics such as child and adolescent psychology, counseling, motivation, personality, culture and psychology, and ethology. Psychology majors also have the opportunity to be involved in real-world experiences through field work and internships. They may also conduct independent research with faculty members exploring topics beyond the available curriculum. Especially motivated students may participate in the honors program in which they develop, carry out, and present a research project.

Students who major in other fields can benefit from taking individual courses or minoring in psychology.