11th floor, Urban Life Building
Lindsey Cohen, Chair
Erin Tone, Associate Chair
Chris Goode, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. It investigates how and why organisms engage in the behaviors and thought-processes they do. The topics of investigation range from the life sciences to the social sciences, and applications occur in clinical, research, industrial, community, and other social contexts.
A career in psychology usually requires a graduate degree. An undergraduate major in psychology can serve as a prerequisite for graduate study in psychology or as background for other careers, e.g., business, law, medical or allied health sciences, and teaching. A major in psychology also can serve the general interest of liberal arts education. The department maintains reference materials, including audio/visual material and an Internet website to assist in career advisement.