With a BA in psychology, you'll have opportunities to develop research skills and hands-on experience in areas like clinical, developmental and social psychology. Our optional concentration in cognitive neuroscience offers an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the mind and brain.
In our psychology program, you'll sharpen your critical thinking, knowledge and empirical skills across a wide range of content areas. Students have opportunities to participate in research labs and clinical work through guided upper-level courses.
BA psychology students pursue careers as forensic, educational and counseling psychologists. The specialties of a psychology major prove useful to anyone interested in market research, career advising, medicine or human resources.
What Sets Us Apart
Award-winning faculty who are prestigious researches and dedicated teachers
State-of-the-art laboratories and research equipment
Multiple opportunities beyond the classroom, including participating in psychology research, exposure to clinical career options and leadership in student organizations like Psi Chi Honors Society or the Psychology Club
Real-world, contemporary conversations in psychology from a range of experts in the Frontiers in Psychological Science Colloquium Series
- To major in Psychology, students will need to complete 40 credits of psychology, with 25 credits at the 2000 or 3000 level. Students will also need to earn one minor or a second major.
- For the secondary major you will need to complete 40 credit hours.
- For distinction in the major, students will need to take Junior and Senior Honors Research Seminars and complete a research project.
See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.
Concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience
The cognitive neuroscience concentration program is a joint effort between the departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology. It aims to allow students to develop a strong understanding of the relationship between mind and brain.
To earn the concentration, you must major in either psychology or biology, and have an additional major or a minor in the other department. Learn more.