UT Undergraduate Program
The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to the B.A. and B.A. with honors in psychology. The purpose of these programs is to provide a rigorous and effective education designed to enhance the understanding of behavior through a solid foundation in basic psychological processes as well as in methods of research.
The centerpiece of these programs is intensive training and experience in all aspects of psychological inquiry through a series of research courses and practicum experiences. Individual independent projects with faculty supervision are encouraged for qualified students, as are small-group interactions with faculty members. These experiences provide a mechanism for developing critical thinking, analytic skills, and the exposition of ideas through oral presentation and scientific writing.
The Department's faculty represent a broad range of expertise within the field. As a result, the course work and research experiences available to students represent many domains of psychology including:
- Clinical Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Cross-Cultural Psychology
- Psychobiology and Learning
Training in psychology provides a strong background for a variety of career opportunities in research, college/university teaching, clinical practice, medicine, and law. Numerous opportunities also exist in government, business, and industry.
If you are a prospective student, please click on the links to the left to learn more about psychology in general and our Department's curriculum in particular. Feel free to also come see us. A campus visit may be the best way to decide if UT is right for you. Group campus tours are available year round Monday through Saturday, with the exception of national holidays, via Undergraduate Admissions. Individualized college and department visits are also available weekdays at 1:15 p.m. by appointment.
If you are a current student, and you have questions concerning credits and/or course planning, you are encouraged to meet the department advisors. For more information, click on the Advising Link.