Department of Psychology

Join us in the exploration of the human mind.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, as well as providing service to the community. Providing a high quality undergraduate and graduate education is central to the department's mission. The faculty's commitment to research would not be possible without the integral work by the students.

About our degrees

Psychology is one of the largest majors at the University of Nevada, Reno with more than 400 undergraduates majoring in psychology in three tracks: general, research and behavior analysis. Our doctoral degree programs in behavior analysis, clinical psychology and cognitive and brain science offer comprehensive training.


Learn about our internationally renown doctoral-holding faculty members and their world changing research in their community programs and laboratories. They provide a tremendous breadth of training to our students, preparing them for graduate school and careers in psychology.

Undergraduate advising

Undergraduate students are encouraged and able to participate in the scholarly and applied work of psychology at many different levels -- from taking a wide variety of psychology courses to actively participating in research laboratories to working in one of our many applied projects.