University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

What Can I Do with a BA/BS in Psychology?

Wondering what you can do with your psychology degree after you graduate? Watch a panel discussion with individuals who discuss what they were able to do with their psychology degrees after undergraduate graduation.

Department of Psychological Science

We are internationally recognized scholars, award winning teachers, conducting cutting edge, grand-funded research, mentoring students in their labs and in community-based internships.
--the faculty of the Department of Psychological Science

FACT: The Department of Psychological Science is home to one of the largest and most successful Ph.D. programs at UVM and generates about half of all research grant dollars in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Psychological Science majors:

  • take foundational and advanced courses in clinical, developmental, and social psychology as well as behavioral neuroscience.
  • gain valuable research experience working alongside faculty and doctoral students, unlike students at small colleges where faculty are not as research active. 
  • are taught by faculty, unlike students at larger universities where faculty focus more on research.
  • engage in experience-based learning through faculty mentored research, faculty mentored community internships and faculty mentored teaching.
  • graduate ready for a career.  Our graduates pursue careers in business, law, public health, medicine, neuroscience, and human services.
  • often combine study in Psychological Science with minors in Social Work, Human Development, Neuroscience and Pharmacology.

John Dewey Hall, home of the Department of Psychological ScienceJohn Dewey Hall, home of the Department of Psychological Science

FACT: Psychological Science is a STEM discipline and a "hub science". Research in Psychological Science connects to, and informs research in nearly all other disciplines.

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Student Profile

Justin Parent, Dual PhD Candidate Justin Parent

A fifth-year doctoral candidate in UVM’s clinical and developmental psychology dual PhD program.

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Study: What Happens When Controlling Parenting Follows Kids to College

College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont psychologist has found.


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