You are here:

Need Academic Advising?

The Psychology Advising Center (PAC) is your undergraduate advising resource. Visit the PAC office for more information and tools to guide your undergraduate career.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Interested in an email, phone or virtual advising appointment?  Contact our Virtual Advisor at

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.

Various opportunities are available for undergraduate students in and outside of the classroom. Students may perform research as research assistants or receive hands on experience through a local organization as field experience participants. Learn More…

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.


Cindy Berg Cindy Berg has been awarded a Distinguished Scholarly & Creative Research Award. The award recognizes lifelong accomplishments by considering the extent to which they represent a major breakthrough or advance in the field, are intellectually distinctive or creative, and contribute to improvement and enrichment in the human condition. Cindy is currently involved in many projects that aim to improve people’s lives. Congratulations, Cindy!


Bruce Ellis: focusing on children’s strengths is the keyBruce Ellis: focusing on children’s strengths is the key

In a Good4Utah post, Bruce believes children’s survival skills can be enhanced and adapted to learning subjects like math and reading. Understanding how children adapt can help develop better classroom environments.


David Strayer’s research provides sound adviceDavid Strayer’s research provides sound advice

In an article for Entrepreneur regarding what happy people do and don’t do, David says if you want to be more physically and mentally healthy, you need to spend time interacting with nature. Such interactions produce changes in our brain and in our bodies.


Ed Diener finds that happy people are healthier and live longerEd Diener finds benefits to being “happy”

Ed Diener finds that happy people are healthier and live longer. His study findings are published in the journal Health and Well-Being and point to a link between cheerful disposition and improved well-being. See story posted in Daily here.


Bruce Ellis’s advice is to find out what is right with children growing up in high-stress environmentsBruce Ellis’s advice is to find out what is right with children growing up in high-stress environments

The study ”Beyond Risk and Protective Factors: An Adaptation-based Approach to Resilience” is forthcoming in July issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science. They propose that more attention be given to what’s right with children who grow up in high-stress environments so their unique strengths and abilities can be used to more effectively tailor education, jobs and interventions to fit them.


See more stories >>


Last Updated: 7/19/17