Overview

Psychological science is at the core of the psychology program at UMN Morris. Our comprehensive psychology curriculum focuses on understanding and applying the scientific method to the problems of individual and social human behavior. After completing the psychology program, you will be fully prepared for a wide range of careers or further study to specialize in one of the fields of psychology at the graduate level.

As a psychology student, you’ll work closely with your academic adviser to develop a curriculum that is suited to your goals.

Specific areas of study in the psychology curriculum include:

  • Learning and cognition
  • Biological and comparative psychology
  • Personality and clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social and applied psychology

Degree Requirements

Graduate in 4 Years

Regardless of whether you are majoring or minoring in psychology, you will start with three courses that introduce the field and cover the fundamentals of methods and statistics. Then you will begin taking specific classes that pertain to your area of interest. 

Student Learning Outcomes

By completing a degree in psychology you will be able to

  • apply knowledge of the subareas within psychology to the spectrum of psychological phenomena related to behavior and mental processes and explain how the environment (ranging from biological to sociocultural) affects both;
  • use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena;
  • interpret, design, and conduct psychological research in an ethical manner;
  • communicate scientific findings effectively; and
  • apply knowledge of statistical concepts to psychological data.

General Education Requirements

The University of Minnesota and its faculty are committed to providing an education that invites you to investigate the world from new perspectives, learn new ways of thinking, and grow as an active citizen and lifelong learner. The University’s general education requirements are designed to be integrated throughout your four-year undergraduate experience. These courses provide you an opportunity to explore fields outside your major and complement your major curriculum with a multidisciplinary perspective.

Careers & Graduate School

Careers

The psychology program at UMN Morris has a superior record of preparing undergraduate students for advance degrees and highly successful careers in psychology-related fields:

  • Biological and comparative psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Psychopathology, personality, and clinical psychology
  • Cognition and learning psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Applied areas of psychology such as organizational, health, and educational
  • Multicultural psychology
  • Ethical standards, research methodology, and field experiences in psychology

Earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology at UMN Morris prepares you for numerous job opportunities, such as:

  • Family services worker
  • Mental health technician
  • Employment counselor
  • Events coordinator
  • Public affairs coordinator
  • Juvenile probation officer
  • Laboratory assistant

Research indicates a positive job outlook for students at all levels of psychology training. 

There are many helpful resources when exploring what you can do with your psychology degree.

If you’re interested in becoming a psychologist, note that there are more than 15 different types of psychologists. Also, psychologists work in various settings.

 

Graduate School

Earning an undergraduate degree in psychology at UMN Morris can prepare you for post-graduate work in psychology and many other fields, such as law, social work, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy, public health, and urban and regional planning.

 

Tuition & Costs

The University of Minnesota Morris is a national public liberal arts college committed to making a high-quality education available to students from across the country. Expenses for housing, meals, books and supplies, transportation, loan fees, and personal expenditures can vary.

Research & Engagement

Research

During your time at UMN Morris, you may be able to take part in research opportunities to gain service and field experience as an undergraduate. This will be invaluable if you’re seeking admission to graduate programs and is highly encouraged and supported by the psychology faculty.

As a student doing psychology research, you’ll have access to UMN Morris's psychology laboratory, which is equipped with sophisticated technology for recording physiological information, an animal lab and related experimental equipment, sound-shielded experimental cubicles, numerous computers equipped for running experiments on cognitive processes such as attention and memory, and a child observation area.

Opportunities

In addition to research, there are other opportunities for experiential learning outside the classroom, such as authoring or co-authoring publications. You may also have opportunities to present at campus, national, and regional professional and undergraduate conferences and to qualify for certain scholarly awards

Engagement

Most majors at UMN Morris have an affiliated club where you can learn and engage more with content related to your subject or area of interest. As a psychology student, you’ll be able to join these psychology-related clubs: 

Quick Facts

Program Offerings
  • Major
  • Minor

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