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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.

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.


Craig Bryan Craig Bryan receives Presidential Scholar award. The Presidential Scholar award is a prestigious award given out by the University of Utah to recognize excellence and achievement for faculty members at the associate professor level. Congratulations Craig!


Bruce EllisBruce Ellis on BYU Radio

Bruce was interviewed for Julie Rose's Top of Mind program.


Ed Diener, happiness and healthEd Diener, happiness and health

Prof. Ed Diener and his team, in a comprehensive review of studies on subjective well-being, has found that there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances. Prof. Diener is a leading expert on happiness, and he joined Dave in a radio interview recently to talk about these findings.


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.


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Last Updated: 7/19/17