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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 six full-time faculty members in the department as well as two visiting assistant professors.
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.
David Zelaya, 2012 Loyola Psychology alumnus and current counseling psychology doctoral student at Georgia State University, has been selected to receive the prestigious American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship. Only 5-7% of the 200 applicants who apply for the fellowship are accepted. To read more visit, http://cps.education.gsu.edu/2016/05/12/counseling-psychology-doctoral-student-david-zelaya-selected-as-apa-minority-fellow/