The concentration offers an array of course options, including study in quantitative methods, laboratory techniques, and seminars on specialized topics. Students take upper-level courses in the field's major sub-disciplines, including perception and cognition, behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. The concentration in Psychology prepares students for careers in clinical psychology, business, policy-related research positions, law, and education.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Develop a foundation in the science of perception and cognition, as well as social, comparative, and developmental psychology
  • Acquire expertise in at least one of the core areas of psychology
  • Learn to formulate a scientific question
  • Apply quantitative and other research methods
  • Produce a piece of original research

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leader: Kelsie Lopez

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 46  46 
2015 52  52 
2016 50  50 
2017 40  40 
2018 41  41 
2019 24 24 2


Director of Undergraduate Studies: Andrea Simmons