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.

Summer and Fall 2021 Registration

You no longer need department approval to register for any psychology course, with the exception of PSY 471 – Senior Seminar. To register for PSY 471 – Senior Seminar you must first meet with your psychology advisor, Ms. Robin Vansacik (, and she will give you the approval. For all other psychology courses click on the UIS Registration link to start the registration process.  For further information, see the Psychology course registration page.

Psychology Student Representative

Mr. Jace T. King was elected to serve as Psychology student representative for the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations Jace!

You can contact the Psychology student representative if you have information that you would like to share with the Psychology Department.

Award Winning Students

Take a look at the Psychology students who received the 2021 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences annual awards.


Take a moment to read about some of our terrific students who exemplify Leadership LivedAshley Beaton, Alice Caceres-Turcios, Areli CalderonRhilee CochranAshti Dawson, Danielle GibbsHailey HawkinsAretha Hughes, LeAnna Kehl, Jasmin LisowskiKelsey MaruccoPatricia Mubirigi, Rebbecca RamirezConnie Sifuentes, and Nick Zambito. You make us proud!

Psychology Online Degree

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

Graduate School Workshop

Thinking about applying to graduate school in psychology?  If so, you may want to review the slides and handouts from the Spring 2020 Graduate School Workshop:

Information 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 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, Christa Willoughby.

  • Psychology Club President: Christa Willoughby
  • Psychology Club Vice President: Mason Wisley
  • Psychology Club Secretary: Kinzy Buhrman