Psychology Fundamentals

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior.

  • Core curriculum includes courses in:
    • quantitative and experimental methods
    • cognitive processes and assessment
    • developmental, social and personality psychology
  • Students select electives in accordance with their individual interests

Professional Preparation

  • Coursework prepares interested students to pursue graduate work in psychology and related fields

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

All students are encouraged to participate in independent research and field experience. Research projects may include:

  • literature review projects
  • data collection
  • entry and analysis

For field experience, students often obtain placements at:

  • crisis hot lines
  • programs for mentally challenged children and adults
  • battered women’s shelters
  • administrative and HR functions within organizations

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Psychology Student Organizations 

Interact with other psychology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • Psi Chi, the national honorary society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science

Sample Curriculum



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