Curious about what makes people tick? As a psychology major at Truman, you get to explore behavior and mental processes through a combination of rigorous coursework and learning opportunities outside the classroom. Truman also offers a psychology minor.
Customize Your Education
As a student in our psychology program, you have options. Our program is designed to maximize your freedom in choosing courses that appeal to you while still getting you the breadth of coverage you need. Whether you’re interested in children, the brain, or psychology in business, we have courses for you.
Discover Connections That Enrich Your Degree
At many universities, when you’re an undergraduate you merely assist in research. At Truman, you’re involved in all aspects of research—you develop the hypothesis, create the experiment, collect and analyze the data, and present your conclusions at local, regional, and national conferences. Gain more valuable experience when you make use of our numerous internship and study-abroad opportunities. Students at Truman like to make a difference by getting involved, and with around 240 student organizations, it’s easy to build relationships with like-minded peers.
Successful Graduate School Placement
When you graduate from our psychology program, you’re well-prepared to enter the work force or go on to graduate school at Truman or other high-quality institutions. Around two-thirds of our graduates enter graduate school at some of the finest institutions in the country, including:
- Illinois State University
- Saint Louis University
- Southern Illinois University
- University of Missouri
- University of Wisconsin
- Texas A & M
- Yale University
- Washington University in Saint Louis
- Webster University
25 September 2015 | 6:21 pm
Psychology major, Roberto Renteria, one of six students, represented Truman’s Ronald E. McNair Program at the Annual McNair Scholars Research Conference Sept. 11-13 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country. The scholars gave public presentations based upon their projects conducted this past summer. Roberto presented “Do Anger and Aggression Mediate Relations between Depression and Impairment?” […]
26 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
Professor Sal Costa received Research Mentor of the Year and Professor Karen Vittengl was a semi-finalist for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award this past spring in the School of Social and Cultural Studies through Student Government and the Center for Academic Excellence.