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See the Degree Requirements page for details about each concentration. Current students can use the Major Checklists to plan their courses.


The Psychology major is designed for those interested in the scientific investigation of human behavior and mental processes. The major equips students to understand and use the scientific method to think creatively and critically beyond the classroom. To prepare students for careers and graduate opportunities related to psychology, the major emphasizes the complementary components of a strong foundation in research and theoretical work with the application of knowledge and skills in coursework, research experiences, and internships within the community. The curriculum’s emphasis on the experiential dimensions of learning and the integration of liberal arts and professional domains prepares students for careers in many settings including business, education, social services, research, law, government, religious institutions, and medicine.


The Biopsychology major is designed to offer students an integrative perspective on the biological basis of behavior. Towards this end, students will take courses in both Psychology and Biology to gain exposure to a broad range of theories and research covering a variety of topics such as cognition, motor control, sensation/perception, emotion, and psychopathology. These topics will be studied at multiple levels of analysis including genetic, neural, and environmental. The Biopsychology major will provide students with a strong foundation of courses in Neuroscience, Statistics, and Chemistry. This broad training can help prepare students for careers in Research, Medicine, Public Health, Education, and Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industries.

For details on the required coursework, see the Biopsychology page on the Biology department website.

Clinical Psychology

The Clinical-Counseling Psychology major is designed to prepare students for careers and graduate education in mental health care fields. Students will learn about the biological, psychological, and social factors related to defining, understanding, and treating abnormal behavior. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills related to both the science and practice of Psychology. Experiential learning opportunities include collaborating on faculty-student research projects and completing an internship in a real-world mental health setting.