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.

Fall 2018 Registration

To request approval to register for Fall 2018 Psychology courses, submit a Psychology Fall 2018 Course Approval Form. For a detailed list of instructions about the course approval process, see the Psychology 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

Ms. Connie Sifuentes was elected to serve as Psychology student representative for the 2017-2018 school year. Congratulations Connie!

Award Winning Students

Take a look at who was honored at the college’s 2017 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!

Psychology Career Panel

In Spring 2018, the Psychology Department hosted a career panel of professionals who work in psychology-related careers. You can watch a video of the panel session.

Graduate School Workshop

Thinking about applying to graduate school in psychology?  If so, you may want to review the slides and handouts from the Fall 2017 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 honor society in psychology, as a result of their high academic achievements.  If you would like more information, contact Eli Hahn, the Psychology Club President.  Email: Mr. Hahn.