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.
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:
Junior Psychology major and Spanish minor Vanessa Alexander (mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl) presented her research proposal titled, “The Relation between Beliefs on the Biological Origin of Schizophrenia and the Intensity of Symptoms Exhibited on a Blog” at the 18th Annual McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on September 19-21. McNair Scholars have conducted […]
Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research Oral Presentations included: “Machismo and Marianismo Revisited: Language, Acculturation, and Gender Role Perceptions Among Latinos” by Analia F. Albuja. (Dr. Sherri Palmer, Faculty Mentor) “Childhood Trauma as a Postcolonial Device in The God of Small Things” by Seth A. Emery. (Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor) “The Efficacy of Various Bridging Stimuli During Acquisition […]