The Department of Psychology at the University of St. Thomas exposes students to the important principles, methods and applications that characterize the science of psychology. Students are encouraged to think critically about important questions of human behavior and mental processes, to become familiar with common research methods in the field, and to make connections between their knowledge of psychology and its use in applied settings.
Whether you are interested in pursuing graduate study, a career in a psychology related field, or you are just interested in learning more about science of the mind and behavior, this department has something to offer you. In addition to a major, the department also offers a minor. Several courses offered by the Department of Psychology also fulfill UST core curriculum requirements.
The Department of Psychology faculty represent a wide range of specialties within the field. Faculty members are actively involved in conducting research in their respective areas, and regularly present their findings at conferences and conventions, and publish in scientific journals. There are many opportunities for students to become involved in research. These opportunities include faculty assisted classroom research projects, collaborative research projects with faculty outside the classroom, and independent research projects. Psychology majors also have the opportunity to present their research findings at local, regional and national conferences.