Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

We are committed to providing our students with a meaningful and rigorous undergraduate education that balances science with application. The department provides a core of courses covering research methodology, statistics, and historical and systemic perspectives. In addition, professors offer seminar level courses in their own specialties, ranging from physiological to social issues relevant in psychology.

Our psychology courses focus on the development of skills in critical thinking, theory building, research methods, statistical analysis and using psychology in human contexts. Throughout the program direct experience and interactive teaching methods are emphasized. Our goal is to prepare you to succeed in your endeavors, throughout your life.

PLU offers both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The catalog provides both full course descriptions as well as explanations of the requirements for the B.A. and B.S. psychology degrees here. Please reach out if you have any questions about becoming a psychology major!

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