Understand brain science and behavior. Use your insights to improve lives.
- M.A., Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment
Animal Behavior; Behavioral Neuroscience; Clinical Psychology; Child Clinical Psychology; Cognition and Perception; Developmental; Social and Personality; Quantitative Psychology
- Ph.D., Psychology: Advanced Data Science Option
- Ph.D., Psychology: Clinical Psychology
- Ph.D., Psychology: Data Science Option
Psychology studies the broad spectrum of behavior, and the career paths it opens up are equally broad. Students who pursue a bachelor of science or graduate study are equipped to succeed in scientific and research-based roles. Students who receive a Bachelor of Arts use their knowledge of human and animal behavior in more general roles. Regardless of which track you follow, the analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills developed through the study of psychology will position you for success in many fields, including education, business, government, healthcare and the nonprofit sector.
Psychology majors pursue a wide range of careers, including:
- Philanthropy officer
- Animal behaviorist
- Social worker
- Human resources manager
- Marketing specialist
Impacting our community, with national recognition
The Department of Psychology is committed to translating its research discoveries into actions that positively impact our communities. Examples include:
- Partnering on PTSD therapies with the Veterans Administration and local refugee communities
- Collaborating with local service organizations
- Providing mindfulness and parenting workshops at our Center for Child and Family Well-Being.
Through the department’s Clinical Psychology Graduate Training Program, consistently ranked among the top 10 programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report, graduate student therapists provide services to Seattle area residents under the supervision of licensed psychologists.
Find Yourself in Psychology
Use your knowledge of behavior to address mental health disparities, promote social equality and optimize human potential.
Department of Psychology Stories
As a child of Deaf adults, Christine Lew feels blessed to part of — and advocate for — the Deaf community and others.
The former home of Biology is now the centralized and renovated location for the UW Psychology Department.