Learn the key concepts, traditions and findings associated with modern psychology, from behavioral neuroscience to the building blocks of personality.

The human brain, mind and behavior are the focus of study in the undergraduate psychology program. Study the subfields of the discipline: behavioral neuroscience, cognitive, social, developmental, personality and psychopathology.

Delve into specific areas of interest while completing additional electives and a senior research experience. Learn from a faculty that challenges orthodox assumptions and engages students in active learning and lab experiences. Also learn how to professionally present knowledge via discussion, writing and presentation.


"Getting to say you have done research experience and having it on your CV is a big-time benefit. I never thought I’d be given this opportunity, so I’m just incredibly grateful, and it’s all thanks to Pacific University and of course Dr. Heidi Island.”

— Aspen Shirley '21