The Department of Psychology fosters a broad understanding of psychological knowledge, methods, and concepts that enhance productivity in virtually every area of human endeavor. Importantly, the department’s undergraduate curriculum promotes interpersonal skills and sensitivities, as well as critical thinking skills in specialized courses including Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognition, Community, Cultural, Developmental, and Social Psychology.
Office: Sakamaki Hall D400
Tel: (808) 956-8414
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Established in 1920, the Department of Psychology integrates the study of human and animal behavior from an evolutionary and biological perspective in relation to human social behavior. Students are exposed to scientific methods that contribute to an understanding of behavior in diverse social and environmental situations. By graduation, students will acquire a better self-understanding, as well as an appreciation of the diversity of experience. The department continues to be a leader in training exceptional undergraduate and graduate students.
Major Academic Areas
Experimental Psychopathology, Behavioral Neurosciences, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality, Clinical Psychology, Community and Cultural Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Sciences (BS), Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Psychology majors with interests in specific areas of Psychology may also conduct research with department faculty, enroll in the Psychology Honors Program, and join Psi Chi, which is the National Honor Society of Psychology.
Majors, who wish to obtain an advanced degree, may seek admission to graduate or professional programs for training in psychology, human services, law, medicine, and counseling.