Undergraduate psychology students in a classroom.

The School of Psychological Science offers students a variety of educational avenues that provide the necessary tools for competency in, and appreciation for, psychology as a scientific discipline.

In addition to classes whose contents span the many sub disciplines of psychology, the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State values the intellectual contributions of its students and offers a number of opportunities for research experience.

The School of Psychological Science offers a BA or BS degree in Psychology, as well as a Psychology Minor.

Many of our graduates will go straight into the workforce into areas such as human services, human resources, and educational assistants. Many graduates will also continue their education through professional schools such as law, medicine, or optometry. Others will engage in further study in business or in public administration. Some students will continue their study of Psychology at a school with a graduate program in one of the specialty areas of psychology.

In addition to classes whose contents span the many sub disciplines of psychology, the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State values the intellectual contributions of its students and offers a number of opportunities for research experience.

Learn about research being conducted and presented by our undergraduates.

SPS offers a $1000 Psychology Engagement Scholarship 

For more information for students, please visit our Information for Student's page.

Four Year Degree Plans

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Outcomes: 

The School of Psychological Science has identified the following Learning Objectives for the BA/BS program in Psychology:

  1. Major Concepts, Theoretical Perspectives, and Empirical Findings
    1. Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
    2. Develop a working knowledge of psychology's content domains.
    3. Describe applications of psychology.
  2. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
    1. Design, conduct, and evaluate basic psychological research.
    2. Draw appropriate, logical, and objective conclusions from empirical evidence.
  3. Communication and Application
    1. Apply psychological principles to everyday life.
    2. Use effective writing skills for different purposes.
    3. Demonstrate effective presentation skills for different purposes.
  4. Ethical and Social Responsibility
    1. Identify values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
    2. Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.
    3. Define and respect human diversity.
  5. Professional Development
    1. Apply psychological content and skills to meaningful career goals.
    2. Develop project management skills.
    3. Function effectively as part of a team.

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