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The School of Psychology offers two undergraduate psychology degrees. 





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  • The School offers a 1-credit Orientation course for new majors to assist students in developing strong academic skills from the start and to build as sense of community for new majors. 

  • Approximately 25% of all psychology undergraduates participate in hands-on training by serving as research lab assistants in faculty research labs. Undergraduates assist with research publications and present research at regional and national conferences. 

  • High achieving Juniors are eligible for the Psychology Scholars Program, designed to prepare students for careers and graduate study in Psychology. 

  • Undergraduate students are frequent recipients of University (e.g., Eagle Spur), Regional (e.g,. SEPA), and national awards

  • We are proud to report that 50% of our graduates surveyed last year reported attending graduate school. The majority of the remaining students reported being employed in areas such as mental health fields, business and education. 

  • Content experts from across the various psychology disciplines make up the faculty in the Department of Psychology. We are one of the only departments in the country with accredited programs in all major areas of psychology (School, Counseling & Clinical Psychology).