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.

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!

Award Winning Students:

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

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).

Voting for Psychology Student Representative

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

For Students


Student Focus

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. E-mail: Ms. Sanchez.