Psychology Department


The Psychology Department offers a broad range of courses covering the variety of topics in psychology. After taking Psychology 100 (A First Course in Psychology), students choose from courses in such areas as social psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, personality, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive psychology, statistics, experimental methods and neuroscience. By the junior year, students begin to take advanced seminars in their areas of interest and also to do independent field work and research one-on-one with faculty members. Class size is kept small, with no more than 45 students in the introductory course, around 20-25 students in the basic courses, and around 8-14 students in seminars. Many students do one or more independent projects for course credit in the form of independent fieldwork, research, or thesis.