The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate students both a major (120 credits) and a minor (18 credits) in psychology. Both are designed to expose students to the various perspectives that make up modern, academic psychology: historical and theoretical perspectives; psychological development; and social, multicultural, clinical, cognitive, and biological approaches. A complete statement of the program's mission can be found in the Undergraduate Manual.
Undergraduate courses are taught by faculty and graduate students accomplished in both theoretical and empirical research. Our goal is to educate undergraduates in the scientific basis of psychological knowledge and expose students to the many ways that knowledge is applied in everyday life. Even if you are not interested in majoring or minoring in psychology, our department offers required courses in the University Core. Our two introductory courses (Psyc 1630 and Psyc 1650) fit the Social and Behavioral Science requirements and Psyc 3620, Developmental Psychology, fulfills requirements for the University Core. Also, Psyc 2580, Health Psychology, fits one of the two requirements for Understanding the Human Community. Check out our Psychology Course Offerings for available courses.
The Department's Psychology Thesis Course provides qualified students intensive, hands-on research experience working closely with faculty mentors and graduate students. All undergraduates are encouraged to seek research assistantships with faculty members whose research interests them. Our undergraduate research assistants are currently working in faculty labs on a variety of projects, including stress and coping, anxiety and substance use, and complex trauma. Click here to learn more about our Faculty and their Interests to find the right fit for you!
Classroom learning is augmented by stimulating extracurricular involvement. Undergraduate psychology students are actively involved in Department-run social and informational activities throughout the academic year. The Psychology Department also hosts a Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honor Society. Psi Chi organizes community service and internship opportunities for members while maintaining a strong emphasis on academic scholarship.
For more information about UNT's Undergraduate Program, please contact the Department of Psychology (email and phone number listed below)