Undergraduate Program

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The Department of Psychology welcomes students with a range of interests.

The Psychology major, within the Division of Natural Sciences, provides foundational and advanced undergraduate courses on sensation, perception, movement, language, reasoning, decision making, and social interaction.

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How to Declare

Students declare their major during March or April of their Sophomore year.

If you plan to major in Psychology, you must meet with the Psychology Undergraduate Program Manager, who will guide you through the process.

Early Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students do not need to wait for Junior or Senior Independent Work to engage in research in the Department of Psychology. In fact, many First Years and Sophomores get involved in research early by joining and contributing to ongoing science in a faculty member’s lab.

Finding An Advisor

When you declare Psychology as your major at the end of your Sophomore year, you will meet with the department Undergraduate Program Manager, who will provide you with orientation information including about finding an advisor. You will also receive e-mail messages early in your Junior year reminding you to search for an advisor.

Library and Statistical Help

As a Psychology concentrator, you will have access to relevant materials in the Lewis Science Library and the Psychology librarian, Meghan Testerman. The Department also offers ongoing statistical consultations tutoring, as well as other statistics-related help and resources.


Career Paths

Psychology is a unique science because it is applicable to such a large range of career paths. Students who graduate from the Department of Psychology follow more career options than students from any other science department.