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Bachelor's Program

The Department of Psychology offers a dynamic major, minor, Human Factors Certificate and Honors Track in Psychology. Coursework includes the study of psychology as a profession, cognition, intergroup relations, infancy, emotions, human performance, personality, sexuality, health and much more.

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Ph.D Graduate Programs

Clinical Ph.D. Program

The APA-accredited Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah follows the principles of a clinical science model.

Social Ph.D. Program

The interests of the faculty in the social program encompass topics including social influence, motivation, environment and behavior, health, and interpersonal relationships.

CNS Ph.D. Program

The Cognition and Neural Science (CNS) program places a strong emphasis on merging basic brain and cognitive science with applied domains.

Developmental Ph.D.Program

The Developmental Program specializes in research on the development of social and interpersonal processes in real-world contexts from infancy through adulthood.


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Last Updated: 3/7/17