Majors & Programs of Study

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As psychologists, our goal is to understand, predict, and effectively alter human behavior. Graduates from the SUU Psychology Department enjoy very high placement rates to graduate programs in professional counseling, clinical psychology, social work, experimental psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Additionally, most graduates from our program easily find employment related to their field of study.

POINTS of DISTINCTION

  • Partnerships with more than 100 internship and practicum sites.
  • High graduate school and professional work placement rates
  • Scholarly research opportunities for undergraduate students
  • Hands-on experience through in-class service-learning curriculum

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Our graduates find work in various human service agencies (DSFS, DWS, DSPD), mental health facilities, public land agencies, residential treatment centers, correctional facilities, adult probation and parole, in juvenile justice settings, law enforcement, human resource offices, colleges and universities, daycares and preschools, businesses, private consulting firms, etc.

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

Undergraduate students have access to computer labs, experimental labs and an animal lab. We also have contacts that help students find internships and practicum experiences at over 100 community sites. Each of our faculty hold advanced degrees and remain active scholars in their field. Most are nationally and internationally recognized for their work.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

  • International PSI CHI Honor Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Professional conferences including the Utah Council for Undergraduate Research, the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association and the Society for Cross- Cultural Research

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Department Name: Psychology
  • Department Contact: Lynn White, Ph.D., Department Chair
  • Email Address: white_l@suu.edu
  • Department Phone: 435-865-8249
  • Department Fax: 435-865-8289

Alumni Spotlight

Name: Tessa Nicole Salisbury

Graduated: Class of 2008

Current job: Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, Brigham Young University

"My experience at SUU was beyond wonderful and SUU easily became my second home. While a student at SUU, I was given opportunities that greatly expanded and increased my knowledge of psychology as well as further developed my clinical skills. The opportunities and individual attention I received at SUU significantly aided in getting me where I am today."

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