So what's unique about Psychological Sciences?
Our program and the sequence of our courses are non-traditional by design: Individual courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of our students, and frequently contain laboratory components. These provide a kind of solid preparation not always available in smaller university liberal arts Psychology departments. The depth and variety of instructional and assessment techniques we use, coupled with the number of upper division courses and laboratory activities offered (for example in classes like Animal Learning, Studies in the Psychology of Women, Environmental Psychology, and Psychopharmacology) are a unique opportunity for undergraduate studies. Our undergraduate thesis program produces award winning research projects and our Practicum program is nationally recognized. We are seriously committed to student advising and close student-faculty interaction. Our faculty, too, are nationally recognized researchers, experts in several disciplines of psychology and professional psychologists.
- A Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides a solid foundation in psychology, a strong scientific background, and marketable skills. See the degree plan for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology >>
- The Psychology Pre-Health major retains the best part of our traditional major, and adds as adjunct courses the preparation which most medical and dental schools prefer in their applicants. See the degree plan for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Pre-Health>>
- A Psychology Minor: Psychological knowledge can be beneficial in almost any major (communications, music, business, law, and so on). See the plan for a minor in Psychology>>
What should I do for more information?
If you want to know more about the field of Psychology, you might sign up for PSYC-A100, Introduction to Psychology. That course is the starting point for all our programs. Next, you should visit the Acting Chairperson, Dr. Erin Dupuis, who can answer a lot of your questions and line you up with a permanent academic advisor (if you decide on a major or minor). And somewhere along the way, you should start talking to Psychology students and getting involved in Psychology organizations -- the Psychology Club is open to anyone with an interest in Psychology, and Psi Chi is a national honor society in Psychology.