Students in our major take foundational and advanced courses in a wide range of subjects including clinical, developmental, and social psychology and behavioral neuroscience. Students often combine a major in psychological science with minors in social work, human development, neuroscience and pharmacology. We’ll prepare you in both theory and practice for graduate study and work in clinical psychology, human and social services, and psychological research. In fact, the skills you develop in the program are in high demand in any profession.
A program with deep roots
The first psychology course at UVM was offered in 1834. Dewey Hall, the academic home of psychological science at UVM today, was named in honor of famed Vermont philosopher John Dewey who graduated from UVM in 1879. Read more about UVM's storied history in psychology (PDF), which covers nearly two centuries of evolution, expansion and innovation.