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Think like a psychological scientist.

The psychology major at the University of Dayton will prepare you to apply scientific reasoning to the understanding of human behavior, teaching you the knowledge and methods required to explain, predict and shape behavior. The psychology major skillset is not just for those who are interested in working within the field of psychology. It is invaluable to anyone who wants to work in a field that benefits from excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret data and solve problems of relevance to human behavior.


electives offered within the psychology department


most versatile major according to LinkedIn

high demand

one of the top in-demand majors, according to

A High-Quality Education

  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Cutting Edge Research
  • Study Abroad
  • With two degrees to choose from, students are prepared to choose a path that leads to a variety of careers, graduate schools or service opportunities.

    Students gain hands on experience assisting our faculty in current, relevant research.

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    Join psychology faculty in multiple study abroad opportunities that enhance your educational experiences.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Psi Chi

    Students majoring or minoring in psychology have an opportunity to join this nationally recognized organization that provides support and services to students.

    Dean's Summer Fellowship

    An opportunity for undergraduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences to conduct summer research in any academic discipline under the guidance of a faculty mentor.


    Department of Psychology

    St. Joseph Hall, Room 329
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1430


    the average class size for psychology courses