Psychology is the scientific study of behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. Psychology covers a wide range of topics, from the way our social environment influences us to the inner workings of our bodies.

The Department of Psychology sees its mission as offering a solid foundation in the theories and scientific methods of psychology to diverse and nontraditional students. The department offers rigorous, empirically-focused courses in aspects of basic and applied psychology. The department is committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service that promotes broad cultural experiences, ethical values, and social justice in an inclusive academic environment.