Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science take foundation courses in the field’s major sub-disciplines, including perception, cognition, developmental, behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. Students also take a course in quantitative methods, and select from an array of seminars on specialized topics and laboratory courses that focus on research design and state-of-the-art techniques. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science must complete both a research methods and a laboratory course and four additional science courses related to the same intellectual theme as the elective courses. The concentration in Psychology prepares students for careers in research, teaching, clinical psychology, business, law, and education, among others.

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: Joann Huynh

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