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The Department of Psychological Sciences, the largest undergraduate department at Loyola, teaches students the latest theories using advanced tools to interpret human and animal behavior. Our department is housed primarily in Monroe Hall on the third floor. There are currently eight full-time faculty members in the department as well as one visiting assistant professor.
As individuals and as a society we grapple with family, work, and leisure issues daily. The Psychology 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 »
The Department of Psychological Sciences offers many undergraduate research opportunities. Learn more »
At the President's Spring 2016 Convocation, two Psychological Sciences faculty were honored with teaching awards. Dr. Chuck Nichols received the First Year Seminar Excellence in Teaching Award for his seminar, "The Pursuit of Happiness". Dr. Erin Dupuis received the Excellence in Community Engaged Teaching Award for her work integrating her psychology courses with service learning at numerous New Orleans non-profit agencies.
Loyola psychology senior selected to participate in Peace Corps project focused on youth development and HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, Africa
For others, it might just be words written in stone in front of Monroe Library - "commitment to service" and "special concern for the poor and oppressed." But for Chêle de Marigny Landry '16, the Jesuit ideals are a way of life.