The overall organization of our program is designed in non-traditional ways, such as the sequence of our courses. Individual courses are often designed specifically to meet the needs of our students, and frequently contain laboratory activities. These provide a solid preparation which is often not available in smaller university liberal arts Psychology departments. A variety of instructional and assessment techniques are used in the courses we offer. We offer a number of upper division courses and laboratory activities which are frequently not available to undergraduates (such as Animal Learning, Studies in the Psychology of Women, Environmental Psychology, Psychopharmacology). Our undergraduate thesis program produces award winning research projects and our Practicum program is nationally recognized. We are seriously committed to student advising and close student-faculty interaction. Our faculty are nationally recognized researchers, experts in several disciplines of psychology and professional psychologists.
If you want to know more about the field of Psychology, you might sign up for PSYC-A100, Introduction to Psychology. That course is the starting point for all our programs. Next, you should visit the Chairperson, Dr. Mary Brazier, who can answer a lot of your questions and line you up with a permanent academic advisor (if you decide on a major or minor). And someplace along the way, you should start talking to Psychology students and getting involved in Psychology organizations--the Psychology Club is open to anyone with an interest in Psychology, and Psi Chi is a national honor society in Psychology.