Established in 1937, the Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama fosters an environment where opportunities for research and real-world experience abound for both graduate and undergraduate students.
The Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate major culminating in either a bachelor of arts (BA) degree or a bachelor of science (BS) degree. The department also offers a minor in psychology and coordinates a multi-disciplinary minor in neuroscience. Nearly 1,200 UA undergraduate students have declared psychology majors; another 900+ are minoring in psychology or neuroscience.
At the graduate level, we offer programs leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in clinical psychology and in experimental psychology. The clinical psychology program area is accredited by the American Psychological Association and has been continually accredited since 1959. Subareas in the clinical psychology area include child clinical psychology, health psychology, geropsychology, and psychology/law. Subareas in experimental psychology area include cognitive psychology, social psychology, and developmental science. Our graduate programs are selective, with graduate students numbering at about 100.
Watch this video to learn more about our department and hear a few of our faculty and students talk about why they’re passionate about psychology, and why they chose to come here.