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pic1 The University of Nevada, Reno is a land-grant institution, established in 1874. It has 10 schools and colleges and offers more than 60 majors for an undergraduate degree; 60 master's degree programs; and 33 doctoral programs, including a four-year medical school program. The university's approximately 12,500 students come from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. The 255-acre main campus, located minutes from downtown Reno, features both contemporary and historic architecture, and the university's tree-lined Quadrangle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The academic atmosphere is filled with rich surroundings for the cultural and intellectual development of the students. Take a virtual tour of the campus to learn more. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The university has been accredited since 1938.

pic1      The Psychology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is part of the College of Liberal Arts, the largest academic unit on campus. We are housed in the Mack Social Science building. Students may major or minor in psychology. The undergraduate program requires that students take a broad range of courses in the core areas of the discipline. The program also encourages students to apply what they learn through research and applied practica. Many classes are small, and professors are accessible.

     The department has many faculty with national and international reputations and has had an impact on the national scene. The American Psychological Society was founded in our department, for example. Each program area within the department has its own unique characteristics. Clinical psychology is noted for its contextual behavioral orientation and strong commitment to theoretically substantive research on serious applied issues. Cognitive and brain sciences has an illustrious history, including founding the journal Behaviorism and training Washoe, a chimpanzee, to use sign language. Behavior analysis is known for its interest in behavioral philosophy and language research and its work with developmental disabilities and autism. Social psychology is known for its naturalistic approach and expertise in Psychology and Law.

University of Nevada, Reno - Department of Psychology/296
1664 N. Virginia Street Reno, Nevada 89557