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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.
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 social psychology program explores major themes in the search for understanding human behavior in a social world, including close relationships, health and well-being, diversity, and culture.
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.
Lisa Diamond - Awarded Title of Distinguished Professor
"The rank of Distinguished Professor is reserved for selected individuals whose achievements exemplify the highest goals of scholarship as demonstrated by recognition accorded to them from peers with national and international stature..."
Trafton Drew received Superior Research Award
Trafton just received the college’s Superior Research Award! This award is for the senior division in our college and highlights how strong his profile is as it is truly the earliest for which he could qualify. Congratulations Trafton!
Jackie Chen receives CSBS Research Award
Congratulations to Jackie Chen who was awarded the CSBS Research Award in the junior faculty category. Jackie has an outstanding research record. She does high quality work on diversity issues (e.g., multiracial identification, underrepresented students in STEM fields) and publishes in some of the very best journals
Matt Euler awarded the Richard J. Haier Prize for Research
Congratulations to Matt Euler who was recently awarded the Richard J. Haier Prize for Research on the Biological Basis of Intelligence by the International Society for Intelligence Research.