The Department of Psychological Science provides a high-quality curriculum emphasizing excellence in teaching and learning. Students majoring in psychology examine in depth many aspects of human and animal behavior, along with the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of behavior. Students are provided the opportunity to apply these perspectives to a variety of individual, family, and community contexts. As students progress through the curriculum, they have opportunities to assist faculty with research and engage in their own research with faculty supervision. The program prepares students for graduate study in psychology and related fields or careers in other professions.
Dr. Cheryl Grills has been appointed President’s Professor in BCLA in recognition of her many accomplishments and impact as a teacher, scholar, activist, and leader.
A pool of students from lower division psychology courses who participate as human subjects in social science research as part of their educational experience.
Through a multi-year state contract, the Psychology Applied Research Center will evaluate programs that reduce disparities in access to quality mental health services.
A new grant-funded project will investigate a possible link between decreased bone health and heavy, intermittent alcohol use in college-age adults.