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Program Overview

You will develop a foundational understanding of the theories, principles, methodologies, research findings and applications of psychology. You’ll also closely collaborate with faculty in extensive research projects leading to opportunities to be published in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.


Students in Psychology class

Learning Experiences

Students in the psychology program frequently assist with faculty research. One example is professor Mitchell Metzger’s memory performance research, where six psychology students tested more than 200 other AU students in the cognitive psychology lab. They used spatial information to bolster memory performance. The results were then published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Another example is the grant-funded international research Associate Professor Chris Chartier is conducting. Chartier’s Psychological Science Accelerator will play a critical role in achieving more diverse samples of data for these international studies to provide reliable answers to big questions.

Metzger researches memory performance

Psychology Minor

AU offers a psychology minor that complements many other majors. You'll study behavior and mental processes, learning intellectual and social skills that are essential for achievement in the work world.Simply complete the three-hour PSYC 101 General Psychology I course, followed by 15 hours of any other psychology courses you choose.

Student in Psychology class raising her hand

Graduate Outcomes

Recent graduates of our Psychology Program have been accepted into graduate programs in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Higher Education Administration, Forensic Psychology, Social Work, Law, Speech and Language Pathology and School Psychology.

Christopher Chartier speaking with student in International Research Center

Contact Information

Bonfiglio, Diane
Diane Bonfiglio, Ph.D.
Chair, Criminal Justice and Sociology Department; Chair, Psychology Department; Chair, Social Work and Family Studies Department ; Professor of Psychology
145 Dwight Schar College of Education