Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies behavior and mental processes, such as thoughts and feelings. Psychology studies a diversity of topics such as psychological disorders and psychotherapy, learning, early childhood development, stress, the interaction between the mind and the body, animal behavior, the influence of other people on our own behavior, personality, sleep and dreaming, and brain injury. Psychologists strive to understand people better and to use their understanding to improve the human condition.
At the undergraduate level, the Psychology Program offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree. At the graduate level, the Psychology Program offers Masterís degrees in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. A demand exists for baccalaureate psychology graduates in public and private agencies dealing with human relations. However, the more challenging and specialized fields of psychology usually require further study beyond the bachelorís degree. The department also offers a minor in psychology.