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.

Two Assistant Professor Positions Open

The Psychology Department invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the specialty areas of applied behavior analysis and educational psychology. Please see the position announcement for more information.

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

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, Jace KingJasmin LisowskiKelsey MaruccoPatricia Mubirigi, Rebbecca RamirezConnie Sifuentes, Katie Simpson, Aaleiyah Spaulding, and Nick Zambito. You make us proud!

Commitment to Antiracism

The Psychology Department is committed to antiracism, inclusion, equity, diversity, and social justice. Read our Department’s antiracism statement, and see our antiracism blog to read about our faculty members’ ongoing antiracism and social justice efforts.

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