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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 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.


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!


Kelsi Rugo and Julia Harris win MSRC Travel AwardsKelsi Rugo and Julia Harris win MSRC Travel Awards

Congratulations to Kelsi Rugo and Julia Harris, who have both been selected by the Military Suicide Research Consortium for travel awards to attend research training day at the American Association of Suicidology conference.


Parisa Kaliush and Robert Vlisides-Henry win APS Student GrantsParisa Kaliush and Robert Vlisides-Henry win APS Student Grants

Congratulations are in order for Parisa and Robert, both winners of APS Student Grants from the Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus.


David Strayer Gives TEDx Talk On The Mind's Connection to NatureDavid Strayer Gives TEDx Talk On The Mind's Connection to Nature

Are there benefits to leaving technology behind and reconnecting with nature? Dr. David Strayer, who researches attention, tested this question by looking at differences in brain activity when people took a short break.


Brennan Payne and Samantha Joel Named APS Rising Stars in 2017Brennan Payne and Samantha Joel Named APS Rising Stars in 2017

Samantha Joel and Brennan Payne have been named Association for Psychological Science Rising Stars for 2017.


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Last Updated: 1/2/18