The Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology's mission is to create an environment that prepares undergraduates to take their place in the world, more effective for what they have learned with us; graduates to conduct innovative psychological research and pursue careers that use those skills to the benefit of their community; and faculty to grow in expertise both in teaching and scholarship.

Six basic areas of graduate specialization form the core of our department:

Interactions among faculty and students across these areas are central to a variety of ongoing research and educational programs in the department. Faculty and students are also actively involved with a number of other centers, institutes, and research groups on campus that promote transdisciplinary approaches to issues of local and national significance, affording outstanding research and training experiences that extend beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.