Psychology, BA | University of Portland

Psychology, BA

Why major in Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of both human and nonhuman behavior, thought and emotion.  Its scope includes such diverse topics as development, neuroscience, cognition, social influences, personality, learning, and psychological disorders. At the University of Portland, psychology majors learn about psychological principles and theories, research methods, and basic and applied approaches to psychology. Psychology majors develop a sophisticated understanding of issues related to human diversity and difference.

Career Paths

  • Clinical psychologists
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists
  • Counseling Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation psychologists
  • Social psychologists
  • Sports psychologists


Sample Courses

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Child Psychopathology