Department of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.

A major in psychology provides knowledge of human behavior that prepares individuals for careers in health care, government, business, industry, research, and education.

Psychology majors share a desire to understand human nature and to have a positive impact on society.

Course Approval and Registration Procedures

To request approval to register for Fall 2017 Psychology courses, follow the instructions posted on the Course Registration page.

Psychology Online Degree

The B.A. degree is now offered in an online format in addition to our existing on ground format.

Psychology Student Representative

Eli Hahn won the election for the Psychology Student Representative. Congratulations, Eli!

Award Winning Students

Take a look at who was honored at the college’s 2016 annual award ceremony.


Take a moment to read about several of our terrific undergraduates who exemplify Leadership Lived: Ashley Beaton, Ashti Dawson, Hailey HawkinsAretha Hughes, LeAnna Kehl, and Rebbecca Ramirez. You make us proud!

Graduate School Workshop

Thinking about applying to graduate school in psychology in the future?  Getting your applications ready?  Regardless of what stage you are in, you may want to review the slides and handouts from the Fall 2016 Graduate School Workshop:

For Students

Psychology Club

Psi-Chi-symbolThe Psychology Club is open to all students at UIS.  The mission of the club is to advance students’ professional development through research, fundraising, and volunteering with others on campus and in the community.  Many students in Psychology Club are also members of Psi Chi, an international honors society in psychology, as a result of their high academic achievements.  If you would like more information, contact Christina Sanchez, the Psychology Club President.  Email: Ms. Sanchez.