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.


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.

What Sets Us Apart

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    Award-winning faculty who are prestigious researches and dedicated teachers

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    State-of-the-art laboratories and research equipment

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    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

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    Real-world, contemporary conversations in psychology from a range of experts in the Frontiers in Psychological Science Colloquium Series

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Degree Requirements

  • 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.


Combine critical inquiry with hands-on experience in the field of psychology.

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