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Psychological Science Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program in psychological science offers a dynamic education to students of human behavior, providing them with exposure to basic psychological principles as well as the tools for making their own systematic observations of human thought, emotion, and behavior. The Mission of the program is to equip graduates with the ability to interpret the human experience through various levels of observation, taking into account such factors as neurobiology, cognitive processing, social influences, and cross-cultural differences. In striving to support this mission, the program faculty aim to:

A student completing the major in psychology should be able to



A variety of online resources are available to help students navigate the major:

Psychological Science Minor Requirements

18 hours of coursework including:

Major Field Test

During the semester you are graduating, you will receive an email concerning the Major Field Test. The Major Field test assesses mastery of concepts, principles, and knowledge by graduating psychological science students. The Major Field Test in Psychology consists of 140 multiple-choice questions drawn from the courses of study most commonly offered in undergraduate programs within the broadly defined field of psychology. Questions often require students to identify theories, psychologists, methods and other information from the field. Some questions require students to analyze relationships, apply principles, draw conclusions from experimental data and evaluate experiments. The completion of the Major Field test does not impact your GPA.

If you are graduating in December, you will receive an email from the department in October regarding instructions on how to sign up for the major field test. If you are graduating in May, you will receive an email from the department in March. This is a requirement for graduation, so please make sure you are checking your email during this time.