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Programs in Psychology

Become a conduit for social change by gaining invaluable insight into human behavior and the relationships we form – enhancing well-being and personal growth.

Psychology explores the social and biological aspects of human nature, stressing theoretical command and reasoning skills pivotal to processing and evaluating data, claims, and hypotheses that can benefit people in multiple ways. Our undergraduate programs offer a comprehensive introduction to this broad and expansive field.

Examining human behavior and brain function to detect emotional patterns and identify disorders, we teach the application of scientific methods to verify collaborative study results. Working in small groups, you will learn to conduct wide-ranging research in our state-of-the-art laboratories and interdisciplinary institutes. Under the supervision of our expert faculty, you will get hands-on training in differential community settings, enjoy student travel grants, and invaluable peer-to-peer networking opportunities that foster knowledge exchange and professional advancements.

92% Success Rate for Psychology Graduates

$81K+ Annual Median Pay for Psychologists

9:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

#1 National Merit Scholars

Professional Opportunities

I/O psychology students.

TU programs address fundamental questions about human nature via collaborative research, applied fieldwork, and mentoring. From co-authoring scientific papers to having access to psychology clubs and lectures by distinguished guest speakers, our curriculum offers a versatile learning pathway and numerous networking opportunities. Psychology’s domain encompasses a dynamic range of professional subfields, including counseling, developmental, forensic, industrial-organizational, school, and social psychology. Our alumni enjoy successful careers at Pepsico, U.S. Army, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. 

Job opportunities: 

  • Caseworker
  • Employment recruiter
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker 
  • Therapist

Beyond the Classroom

  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
  • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE & SERVICE
  • JOB PLACEMENT
    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      JOB PLACEMENT GUARANTEE

    Learn more about the department

    Discover the potential applications of psychological science in solving diverse human problems. Our dedicated faculty fosters a collegial atmosphere, encouraging students to excel, participate in research, and engage in community service beyond coursework.

    Department of Psychology

    Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

    The Clinical Psychology Program at TU is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and has been continuously accredited since January 1991.

    Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data (Sept. 2023)

    Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

    Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
    American Psychological Association
    750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
    Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

    Program Facts and information

    The Clinical Psychology Program at TU is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and has been continuously accredited since January, 1991.

    Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

    Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
    American Psychological Association
    750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
    Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

    Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure

    U.S. Federal Regulations, 34 CFR § 668.50 (2016 Rules), in preparation for the adoption of 34 C.F.R. §668.43 (2019 Rules), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, The University of Tulsa provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification. To learn more.