The Department of Psychology is on the move with urgency, enthusiasm, commitment and synergy across four signature doctoral programs, two joint doctoral programs and an innovative undergraduate major.
We are home to over 40 faculty and 70 doctoral students who do cutting edge research in four program areas: clinical, cognition, brain and behavior, developmental and quantitative psychology. In addition we have joint doctoral programs with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and with Computer Science and Engineering.
Our faculty include nationally visible and internationally renowned scholars in all areas of study, including five faculty colleagues who hold endowed chairs and three who hold collegiate chairs. Ten faculty members are editors or associate editors of 12 important journals in their respective fields.
The undergraduate programs in Psychology and in Neuroscience and Behavior together have approximately 470 majors—one of the largest in the College of Arts and Letters. Upon graduation many of students in both majors pursue graduate work in psychology and related fields, pursue professional training in medicine or the law, or enter the private sector. Many students work alongside faculty members as collaborators in research, working in labs as a valued protégé, writing and publishing and developing skills in the tools of science. This training is the distinctive mark of excellence of the Notre Dame Psychology undergraduate experience.