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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.


Patricia Kerig Receives the Distinguished Scientific and Creative Research Award Congratulations to Patricia Kerig on her receipt of the Distinguished Scientific and Creative Research Award from the University of Utah. This is one of the university's major recognitions of contributions to research and other scholarly activity, awarded by the University President following endorsement by the University Research Committee and the VP for Research.


Jeanine StefanucciJeanine Stefanucci Celebrate U Research Honoree

Congratulations to Jeanine Stefanucci for being named a Celebrate U Research Honoree. Jeanine Stefanucci for her NSF project “Collaborative research: Designing virtual worlds for children: A developmental study of how children, act, perceive, and reason spatially”


Craig BryanCraig Bryan was featured in Rolling Stone

Craig Bryan was featured in Rolling Stone in the article "All-American Despair." The article talked about the suicide epidemic fueled by guns, poverty and isolation has swept across the West, with middle-aged men dying in record numbers.


Luciana SalmiCongratulations to Luciana Salmi for Receiving a Fulbright Research Award

Congratulations to Luciana Salmi, BA in Psychology, who received a Fulbright research award to Italy. Her project aspires to analyze the effects of stress and social support on a group of mothers with a high body mass index categorized as overweight or obese.


Ed DienerEd Diener Interviewed About Government's Role in an Individual's Happiness

While being interviewed, Ed Diener was asked: is happiness the responsibility of the society or the citizen?


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Last Updated: 6/20/19