Department of Psychology
Psychology is a diverse field with career options ranging from research and health care to counseling psychology and public policy. The psychology major at Cornell fosters proficiency with research design and research methods, and promotes understanding of human thinking, emotion, and behavior.
Psychology faculty regularly engage students in active learning. Whether you're interested in the psychology major or just want to learn more about the field, you may apply psychological knowledge to: train a virtual rat; dissect a sheep brain to learn about neural anatomy; practice counseling psychology skills in the classroom; observe the interactions of children to understand developmental processes; visit an imaging facility to learn about the assessment of neural function; or travel to sites across Europe to learn about the psychological underpinnings of the Holocaust.
Learn more about psychology degree requirements, course offerings, and our concentrations. Or explore what our alumni are doing and have to say about the department.