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Department of Psychology

If you have a desire to learn about human behavior, relationships and problem-solving, MSU’s Department of Psychology can help you turn your passion into a successful, rewarding career or to equip you with the skills to further your education in graduate school.
The Department of Psychology has laboratory space for a wide variety of clinical research. You’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty members through our Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, where you can have your work published in undergraduate research journals or present at professional conferences.
You are more than a number at MSU. Our small class sizes ensure you’ll get personal, one-on-one attention from faculty members who are committed to helping you succeed. They can also help connect you with additional resources, including tutoring to help you prepare for your next exam and academic advising to help you choose the best path to completing your degree.
The best way to learn more about the Department of Psychology is to schedule a campus visit, where you’ll tour our facilities, have the chance to sit in on classes and meet faculty and current students.

Hands-On Research

As a student in the Department of Psychology, you’ll have the chance to conduct clinical research in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the animal and human neuroscience labs, the parent-child research lab, the personality and relationships lab and others. The lab experience you’ll gain at MSU will equip you with the skills that employers value.

Degree Options

When you become a student in the Department of Psychology, you have choices for the focus of your degree. You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in psychology based on the number of science credits you earn. Regardless of what program you choose, you’ll have a variety of career options and our academic advisors will help you determine what’s best for you.


Our neuroscience degree offers an interdisciplinary program that combines elements of psychology, biology, chemistry and more, incorporating classes and curriculum from each field. We offer you a well-rounded education that will help you launch a career as a neuroscientist.

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