According to the American Psychological Association, "Psychology is a diverse discipline, grounded in science, but with nearly boundless applications in everyday life. Some psychologists do basic research, developing theories and testing them through carefully honed research methods involving observation, experimentation and analysis. Other psychologists apply the discipline’s scientific knowledge to help people, organizations and communities function better."
Pursuing a degree in Psychology at SIU offers a wide range of courses and choices for students with diverse interests and career plans. Our advisement office is available to help you select courses, plan your studies, and think about a career. You’ll find details about requirements for a major or minor in Psychology, as well as information about specific courses. You’ll also learn about our student organizations, opportunities for independent study, Psychology honors and awards. You can also learn how best to prepare for graduate school or entering a career after college.
SIU Psychology Program Video