Psychology is the scientific study of behavior, including both external behaviors and internal mental processes. The mission of the Department of Psychology is to provide our majors with an understanding of psychology and what psychologists do, to provide our majors with a background in psychology that will help them do their jobs better, to provide our majors with sufficient training to enhance their opportunities for vocational placement in psychology-related occupations, and to provide our majors who intend to become professional psychologists with sufficient preparation to permit them to be competitive in achieving admission to and success in graduate schools.
The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a minor in Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. A number of opportunities for increased engagement with the discipline of Psychology exist, including internships and practica, opportunities for gaining research experience via the department's laboratory for faculty and student scholarship, the Honors Program in Psychology, Psi Chi, and the Psychology Club. More detailed information can be found on the department's intranet site.