Why do we cry when we’re sad? Why are some people better at math than history? What motivates us? You'll answer questions like these as a psychology major at UND. Beyond simply being a fascinating area of study, the discipline of psychology requires you to develop strong cognitive and analytical skills which are valuable throughout life.
At UND, you’ll get a comprehensive education in psychology based on what you learn in class and through research and other hands-on opportunities. Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing either a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) or a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree.
Students may also choose to pursue a specialized subplan as they work toward a degree in Psychology. The department offers either a Clinical Science and Learning subplan or a Social and Cultural Psychology subplan. These subplans are not required as part of the major but may help some students tailor their coursework to specific career goals.
- Hands-on Learning - With multiple research facilities located on-campus, the UND Psychology Department offers many opportunities to participate in real research for academic credit. You may also earn academic credit through teaching assistantships and other community activities.
- Social Opportunities - As a UND psychology student, you can take part in activities led by the Student Psychological Association, and – for those invited – the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society.
- Faculty - Over 90% of the psychology courses taught at UND are led by full-time, PhD-level instructors. Our psychology faculty engage in innovative research in many different areas, giving you the chance to participate in and learn about research topics like: psychology and the law, gambling behavior, eating disorders, health psychology and much more.
A bachelor’s degree in psychology will prepare you for further studies in psychology (both clinical and research), as well as allied social science fields, or a masters, law or medical degree. Psychology graduates work in a variety of different settings, such as:
- Community mental health centers
- Vocational rehabilitation offices
- Correctional programs
- Research/administrative assistant (for psychologists)
- Marketing research/technician
- Human health services (hospital, nursing homes, mental health agency, etc.)
- Nonprofit organizations (psychology/mental health-related)
- Educational settings
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Check out Psychology 360, where students examine the basic concepts in the field of personality.