Department of Psychological Sciences
The objective of USD's Department of Psychology is to advance student understanding of psychology and behavioral neuroscience a science, a profession and a means of promoting human welfare.
Why Choose Psychological Sciences at USD?
Advance your understanding of psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting the welfare of human and animal species with a degree in psychology or behavioral neuroscience.
Advanced Research Environment
Faculty actively pursue their own research, and you'll have the opportunity to benefit from their unique, distinguished experience in the lab and have co-publication opportunities or conduct your own research projects.
With small class sizes and collaborative research projects, you'll gain tangible experiences in the lab and field that help deepen your understanding of complex topics.
Solid Communications Skills
You'll have the opportunity to present your research at conferences, as well as on campus at Creative Collaborations. This leads to the solid presentation and communication skills that employers are looking for.
Connect Beyond the Classroom
Learn from guest experts who present advanced psychological concepts to augment classwork, student research and faculty research.
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// August 19, 2016
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