Why Study Psychology?

Psychology student

The skills you acquire through the psychology program can enhance your performance in any career path you choose.  

  • Boost your understanding of human nature and how the principles of psychology affect your daily life, including your relationships with friends, family and colleagues.
  • Develop sound critical-thinking and analytical skills by applying the scientific method.  Discover the scientific approach to problem solving and how you can apply those skills to other aspects of your life.
  • Improve your prospects in the job market.  Your experience can be applied to careers in law, social services, education, business and many other occupations. Employers know that an understanding of human behavior is essential to success in the workplace.
  • Experience personal growth as you gain a better understanding of yourself, your thought patterns and your motives.  Learn to recognize and help yourself overcome various forms of anxiety or other psychological disorders.

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Strong Research Support

Gain in-depth knowledge of research in psychology through advanced classes in research methods and data analysis.  Undergraduate students can apply to complete an honors thesis under the supervision of a professor in the department. Graduate students have opportunities to work with faculty on research specific to their areas of interest.

Dedicated Psychology Facilities

The department’s facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories as well as teaching, statistical and clinical areas. Facilities also include a computer lab for instruction on statistical software packages, and separate research labs for cognitive, biological, developmental, general, and social psychology.


Get assistance in financing your education. Apply for scholarships created especially for psychology students.