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Department of

Psychological Sciences


Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and the cognitive and physiological processes that underlie it. The objective of USD’s Psychology program is to advance the student’s understanding of psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting the welfare of human and animal species. The major is designed to help students prepare for admission into graduate or professional school in psychology and provide a background for other career possibilities. The major prepares the student for graduate study in psychology, or may be used as a foundation for entry into fields such as neuroscience, law and criminal justice, primary and secondary education, medicine, business, human resources, the ministry, and social work.