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 2020 Registration

To request approval to register for Fall 2020 Psychology courses, submit a Psychology Fall 2020 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. Aaleiyah Spaulding was elected to serve as Psychology student representative for the 2019-2020 school year. Congratulations Aaleiyah!

Award Winning Students

Take a look at the Psychology students who received the 2020 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!

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:

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, Alice Caceres-Turcios.  Email: Ms. Caceres-Turcios