The Department of Psychology provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of behavior and experience from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The psychology faculty specializes in a wide variety of psychological topics including physiological, clinical/community, health, counseling, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology. The department offers several courses of general interest to non-majors and students in related fields.
The psychology major develops an educational background beneficial to a number of careers in psychology. The department seeks to help students develop an understanding of the theories and methods that guide the science and practice of psychology by integrating
- Readings from the major theoretical perspectives and discussion of theoretical and applied issues
- Practice in empirical methods and involvement in ongoing research
- Participation in community interventions and psychological services
The mission of the Psychology Department is to combine excellence in scientific research with excellence in teaching our graduate and undergraduate students. The department encourages and enables undergraduate student for research, provide opportunities for fieldwork and internship experiences, and offers a wide ranging course including Psychopathology and Mental Health, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Positive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology etc.
The Department of Psychology aspires to establish close collaborations between students and faculty to learn the scientific principles of behavior and mental processes, to make significant contributions to the science and practice of psychology, and to produce professionals who serve the local, national, and global communities. Our faculty and graduates are expected to be competent and ethical professionals committed to the science of psychology and its application to real-world situations.