The undergraduate Psychology program offers instruction throughout the broad spectrum of the science of behavior and mental life. Its content covers theoretical, empirical and technical presentations of psychology as both a social and a natural science. Applications to health and helping professions and to business are common themes. Student experiences may range from large lecture courses with smaller discussion sections to individual laboratory, practicum, and internship situations. Undergraduates may register for graduate-level courses with permission of the instructor. Programs may be tailored to provide excellent background for postgraduate work in psychology, medicine, education, social work, law, business, and other related social and natural sciences as well as to occupations in business and human services.
Students planning to pursue graduate studies in psychology are advised to seek a broad foundation in psychology, an informed depth in their field of interest, and a working focus on the research literature and research methodologies. These students are particularly encouraged to take active roles in the ongoing research of faculty, the Psychology Undergraduate Council, and the local chapter of Psi Chi - the national honorary society in psychology.
Programs in Psychology are administered by the department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology (CSP). Courses in psychology (PSY courses), are offered by CSP and by BCS (the department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences) and most PSY courses carry cross-listings as either CSP or BCS courses. Information about Psychology programs and about CSP and BCS can be found in their web sites at the following addresses: