The Psychology program at Loyola ranks 3rd in the state of Louisiana and in the top 20% in the United States (http://psycolleges.com)!
At Loyola University, you can receive your Bachelor of Science in either Psychology or in Psychology Pre-med. 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.
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.
Nydia Araya ('17) won the Magis Student Leadership Award in the Category of "Student Employee of the Year" for her work in the Student Success Center. Nydia will be attending Louisiana State University this Fall to receive her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration. Congratulations Nydia!