Psychology Concentration

Introduction |

Concentration Advisors:
A.B. Students: Prof. Leslie Welch and Prof. Elena Festa
Sc.B. Students: Prof. Joo-Hyun Song

Pre-Clinical Advisor: Prof. Brian Hayden

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG):
DUG Facebook Page
DUG Leader:
Maya Menefee


Psychology encompasses a range of phenomena and levels of analysis in pursuit of three goals: to deepen our understanding of cognitive and neural mechanisms of sensation, perception, learning and emotion; to probe the biological and evolutionary foundations of animal behavior; and to clarify the social perception and assessment of individuals and groups. In contrast to the other concentrations in this department, the Psychology concentration places the greatest emphasis on understanding human and animal behavior at different levels of analysis – biological, neural, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, and social.  Students choosing this concentration are often interested in clinical and mental health issues, and will be well prepared for careers in medicine, law, education, business administration, as well as both clinical and experimental psychology.

AP and Transfer Credits: Please refer to our departmental policy on applying AP and transfer credits. Non-concentrators who wish to receive transfer credit for CLPS courses should submit their transfer forms to Prof. Festa. CLPS concentrators should see their assigned concentration advisor for transfer credit.

Please refer to the University Bulletin for up to date program requirements.