Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology Major/Minor Upcoming Declaration Periods:

Fall 2016: Tuesday, September 6th - Friday, September 30, 2016 at 3:00PM

Spring 2017: TBA

Please visit the Academic Advising tab and scroll to the section titled "Declaring Psychology as a Major" or "Declaring Psychology as a Minor" for more information about the requirements for eligibilityand the tutorials.

An Academic Advising Message from Dr. West:



The Department of Psychology works to advance the science of psychology through high quality research, teaching, and service. Faculty and students conduct research on a wide range of topics in psychology and engage in interdisciplinary research in areas such as Health Psychology, Organizational Sciences, and Cognitive Sciences. Faculty research is funded through a number of federal and state grants and contracts. All students take coursework in statistics and research methods, enabling them to become consumers of research and/or to conduct research, and are encouraged to become involved with faculty in their research programs. The high quality teaching of psychology in the department has been recognized through awards to individual faculty and to the department, which was the first winner of the university’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to the 1800 majors in our undergraduate program, the department has over 130 graduate students in master’s programs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and in Psychology, and doctoral programs in Health Psychology (providing training in Community, Clinical and General tracks) and Organizational Sciences. Faculty and students also provide significant service to the community, through applied research programs that use data to improve community well-being, involvement in professional societies, and student course projects and internships.


If you are a declared Psychology major or minor please visit Starfish to schedule an appointment (look for your assigned advisor first, then check for our other advisors within the department for additional availability). *Prospective majors and minors, Freshmen, & NEWLY Declared Majors and Minors should see a Peer Advisor. *Please note: we do NOT require propective students to meet with a peer advisor in order to be eligible to declare the major or minor. However, they are available to help provide students with general advising about our curriculum and degree requirements.

For questions and information about declaring the Psychology major/minor, repeat overrides, curriculum updates, & advisor contact information please visit the Academic Advising page. For frequently asked questions please visit our Advising FAQ page.