Psychology and Brain Sciences

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior and the various factors that influence behavior. A foundation in psychology provides students with an understanding of the human mind and brain, how individuals develop and learn, and how their behavior influences—and is influenced by—the world around them. This knowledge can be applied to a variety of career fields.                      

An undergraduate degree in psychology, usually combined with additional programs of study and experiential learning, can prepare students for employment in social service work, non-profit management, research, marketing, sales, and human resources. Students may also want to pursue graduate study—especially if they are looking for employment directly related to psychology. Psychology majors may pursue graduate study in psychology, counseling, social work, occupational therapy, medicine, public health, or law.