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Major in Psychology

Plumb the essence of being human

As a Psychology major, you investigate the nature of and connections between how we think, feel and behave. You explore how people develop and change over their lifespan, how humans interact with each other, and ways to promote emotional and behavioral health.

The field of psychology has a distinguished history at Clark, beginning with the University’s first president, pioneering psychologist G. Stanley Hall, who founded the American Psychological Association and established the concept of adolescence as a stage in human development. Our nationally recognized Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology continues to play a leading role in the field today. As well as offering the most popular undergraduate major on campus, the department supports a robust and rigorous doctoral program.

8 Ways Clark University Has Changed Psychology

Why Study Psychology at Clark?

  • Join a rigorous program that’s unusual in requiring you to gain familiarity with experimental, statistical, and qualitative methods
  • Collaborate with professors and doctoral students on research with direct impact on campus and in the community
  • Become part of our active Undergraduate Psychology Committee, and/or earn a place in our student-driven Psi Chi honor society
  • Incorporate social justice and cultural diversity perspectives into your program
  • Participate in department life by writing blogs for research lab websites, transcribing interviews, running focus groups, and creating newsletters