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Department of Psychological Sciences

Niche ranks the Loyola Psychology program 2nd in the state of Louisiana (1st as a smaller liberal arts university) and Psyc Colleges ranks our program in the top 20% in the United States!

At Loyola University, you can receive your Bachelor of Science in either Psychology, Psychology Pre-health, or Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Whatever your goals in psychology, our program can prepare you for them. We provide numerous opportunities for students to gain research and career experience.

Our faculty expertise spans the field of psychology: neuroscience, clinical and counseling, comparative, developmental, social, cognition and learning, and statistics/research design. Students are able to participate in faculty-led research as well as pursue their own research interests or independent studies. Practicum experiences exist in applied areas of psychology, including clinical/counseling. See a list of some of our current psychology courses for more information.



The Psychological Sciences program exposes students to the scientific study of behavior and encourages an increased understanding of the behavior of humans and animals. Students who complete the Psychology major requirements receive a Bachelor of Science degree. Learn more about our programs of study »



Our faculty conduct research on an expanse of areas including PTSD, virtual reality, autism spectrum disorder, primate behavior, sex differences and the brain, bilingualism, happiness, environmental decision making, and other fascinating areas of psychology. The Psychology program at Loyola University New Orleans is truly exceptional. We are one of the only universities in Louisiana with an EEG machine (and faculty who can train undergraduate students to use it) and with a state-of-the-art rodent neuroscience facility. Undergraduates become involved in research by joining a faculty research team, conducting independent studies, and/or by taking our Senior Research/Senior Thesis class.


Faculty Success

Dr. Erin Dupuis Publishes Chapter in SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology & Gender

Dr. Erin Dupuis, Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences, published a chapter in the recently released Sage Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. The chapter titled, "Acquaintance Rape" covers definition issues, prevalence, and factors related to victims and perpetrators.

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Student Success

Psychology Student Awarded Scholarship

Psychological Sciences major, Oanh Nyguen, received a $2500 National Gilman Scholarship to study in the Netherlands. Oanh was selected from a national pool of more than 1,000 applications.


To read more about this accomplishment visit the Loyno Story!

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Dr. Zucker on WWLTV

Dr. Evan Zucker was interviewed by WWLTV to give his expert analysis on an incident in the primate exhibit at Audubon Zoo

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