Psychological Science

What you’ll study.

Span the natural and social sciences. And study the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals based on rigorous scientific analysis and methodologies. Specialize in clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial/organizational, physiological, health, or social psychology. Majors and minors.

What you’ll do.

Research in laboratory courses, directed study projects, or honors theses. Develop hypotheses, operationally define variables, gather and analyze data, interpret results, and write research reports using the APA format. And refine your critical thinking, communication, and computer skills in the real world with off-campus study. Experience opportunities.

Where you’ll go.

Close mentoring relationships with faculty lead to excellent, well-supported research opportunities that prepare you for advanced graduate study and publication. You'll gain presentation experience at conferences and symposia and move into your next step with confidence. Potential career paths.

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