Welcome to the Psychology Department!
Psychology is a dynamic and diverse field. At its core is the scientific exploration of human behavior. At UMASS Dartmouth faculty study a variety of topics, from the highly theoretical, such as the hemispheric specialization within the brain and semantic processing of memory, to highly applied research, such as the control of obesity, chronic pain, and stress. Other faculty members are involved in the application of the scientific knowledge to mental health and are leaders in the mental health community of southeastern Massachusetts, bringing that expertise to the classroom.
The Psychology Department offers an undergraduate major, an MA with clinical, behavioral analysis and general/research options, and a combined MA/BA program.