The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and supports scholarly research and creative activity in the social and natural sciences.
Contributing to their own disciplines, as well as the core curriculum and the honors program, department faculty are committed to providing University undergraduates with a broad general education and to ensuring that students in the department master the field of Psychology. Through rigorous academic preparation, faculty train graduate students to conduct original scholarly research and to launch successful professional careers. The Department wants its faculty and students to appreciate the vitality, relevance, and continual flux of the numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities of the department. Instruction in the department is based on the most recent scholarly developments and trends, and incorporates effective and relevant pedagogical innovations.
The department is committed to scholarly research and creative activity and supports the efforts of its faculty and students to advance the frontiers of knowledge. The value of such work is recognized in publication, performance, and competitive grants and awards. Department faculty and students engage in collaborations within the department and across departments and colleges with scholars, clinicians and scientists outside the university, and with members of the community at large.
The service given by faculty and students to the department, their specialties and programs, and the University is a consequence of the centrality that they accord to learning and scholarship, since active service ensures the quality and vitality of educational programs. Reaffirming the university’s mission as a land-grant institution, faculty and students donate their time, energy, and professional expertise to the region, state, nation, and world.