Department of Psychology

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

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A major in psychology provides you with basic understandings appropriate for many entry-level positions in business, government, industry, and education.

New online degree

The BA degree will be offered in an online format beginning Fall 2016 in addition to our existing on ground format.


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

Department Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2015 Eye on Psy department newsletter.

What’s New in the Department:

Welcome to a new semester at UIS!  What’s New!

Faculty & Student Research:

See the latest faculty and student research presentations.

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, start out by reviewing the slides and handouts below.

Drs. Reinke, Reminger, and Miller’s workshop slides  and handouts (pdf).

Award Winning Students:

Who earned what at the College’s 10th annual award ceremony.

Voting for Psychology Student Representative

Christina Sanchez won the run-off election for the Psychology Student Representative. Congratulations, Christina!

For Students


Student Focus

PSYclubPsychology 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.  This awesome photo is from the now annual ‘Penny Wars’ pie in the face contest.  If you would like more information, contact Christina Sanchez, the Psychology Club President. E-mail: Ms. Sanchez.