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.

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

Ms. Isabella Drum was elected to serve as the Psychology student representative for the 2023-2024 school year. Congratulations Izzy! Students can contact the Psychology student representative if they have information that they would like to share with the Psychology Department.

Award Winning Students

Take a look at the Psychology students who received the 2023 College of Health, Science and Technology annual awards.

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

The Psychology Department is committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Read our department’s commitment statement and blog to learn about our faculty members’ efforts to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the department, on campus, and in the community.

Graduate School Workshop

Thinking about applying to graduate school in psychology? If so, you may want to review the recording and handouts from the Fall 2023 Graduate School Workshop:

Information for Students

Psychology Club

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The 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 honor society in psychology, as a result of their high academic achievements. If you would like more information, contact the president of the Psychology Club, Chloe Berna.

  • Psychology Club President: Chloe Berna
  • Psychology Club Vice President: Alexia Davis
  • Psychology Club Treasurer: Kate Hummel
  • Psychology Club Secretary: Eva Contreras
  • Psychology Club Social Media Coordinator: Victoria Nalepa

Psychology News

May 20, 2024
Faculty Spotlight Dr. Frances Shen Department(s): Psychology Title(s): Professor Area of Specialization: My area of…
Oct 03, 2022
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Active Minds student organization, Department of Psychology and Student Life will host the nationally touring…
Oct 27, 2021
Dr. Marcel Yoder is the Faculty Athletics Representative at the University of Illinois Springfield. He spoke with Community Voices about sports psychology and…
Jan 08, 2018
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor of Psychology Marcel Yoder is the…