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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 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.


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Last Updated: 8/30/17