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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

Congratulations to Dr. Claire Stelly for Her Publication in Nature Journal

The Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to recognize Dr. Stelly's research achievement of being published in the Nature Journal. The article is titled Top-down control of flight by a non-canonical coritco-amygdala pathway. Read all about Dr. Stelly's newest research here!

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Student Success

Congratulations for Presenting at LAS

The Department of Psychological Sciences would like to recognize and congratulate these students for their presentations featured at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences (LAS). These students include Mia Melo, Abigail Miserendino, Anna Upman, Catherine Coldiron, and Zora-Reign Craft.

For more information, click here!

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Please join the Department of Psychological Sciences Colloquium on Friday, April 26th in Miller Hall 114 at 3:30 for Dr. Jonathan P. Fadok, Ph.D. presentation on "Top Down Control of Defensive Behavior by a Novel Region of the Prefrontal Cortex."

SCOPE 2024

Join the 2024 workshop! Applications due May 5th, see flier for more information.