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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.

 

Academics

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 »

 

Research

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. Yurgil Receives CAS Teaching Award

Dr. Kate Yurgil, Assistant Professor in Psychological Sciences, was awarded the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented at the Honors Convocation ceremony held on May 11, 2018.


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Student Success

Gabriella Pucci, Psychology Pre-Med Major, Awarded Summer Research Grant

Gabriella Pucci ('19), a Psychology Pre-Med major, was awarded a $1500 summer research grant by Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology. Gabby received the award for the proposal, “The Effect of Punishment Sensitivity and Anxiety on the Development of Eating Disorder Behaviors in College Students."

Congratulations Gabby!


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Showcase

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

Meet the Majors

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