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Psychology Department Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological theory, methodology, and empirical findings to the study of behavior and mental processes. The Department provides instruction to undergraduate and graduate students who are either Psychology majors or enrolled in Psychology courses. The Department will provide an appropriate number and variety of courses for students majoring in psychology leading to the bachelor's degree, master's degree, or specialist's degree as well as service courses for students in other disciplines.

The Department provides opportunities for students to explore careers in psychology by encouraging undergraduate student research and field placements. In order to enhance these student opportunities, the Department will support faculty research and service in the diverse areas of psychology.

The Department of Psychology uses its human, fiscal, and physical resources to provide a quality learning environment for its undergraduate and graduate students. Qualified faculty challenge and inspire students in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories. Department faculty strengthen their understanding of their areas of study through research and scholarly activity, and they provide services consistent with the mission of the University to students and others in the University's service region.

Why Choose Psychology at EIU?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.