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Welcome to our Undergraduate Studies page! As a department at one of the nations largest diverse urban research institutions, we work diligently to reflect excellence in education, research, and practice! Discover more about our general and applied psychology majors and their offerings. Our department also collaborates with several other programs on campus including Educational Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, and Psychiatry to name a few. There are many opportunities available to our undergraduate students and we welcome you to learn more!

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Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Our Bachelor of Science degree program is perfect for students who wish to gain a strong understanding of the theories and scientific methods of psychology. Students considering graduate study in a research-oriented psychology program, pursuing graduate training in an area where a degree in a scientific discipline is desired (e.g., medicine, occupational therapy), or those with a general interest in the field of psychology as part of a liberal arts and sciences education should choose this degree path..
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Bachelor of Arts - Applied Psychology
The Applied Major prepares students to pursue graduate degrees in psychology, or related fields. Students take courses in interviewing, interventions or crisis counseling to develop skills for careers in clinical settings or interpersonal intervention.
Neuroscience Major
Neuroscience is an inter-disciplinary field aimed at understanding how the nervous system interacts with the environment and other internal systems. Learn more here!
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Integrated Health Studies
The Integrated Health Studies major is jointly supported by the LAS Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology and is housed in the Department of Biological Sciences.

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Undergraduate research is an essential part of our student’s experiences at UIC and in the Department of Psychology. The research opportunities we offer students year-round includes, Summer Research Opportunities, Honors Courses, Capstone, Labs, and more. Take advantage of the most important resource at a Carnegie 1 research institution. Learn about how you can get involved in research today!

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Psi Chi (pronounced “Sigh Kye”) is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Psi Chi’s sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges

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Student organizations are vital in cultivating the experience and professional development of students at UIC. The Department of Psychology proudly supports our students efforts to make our programs and department diverse, inclusive, and community-oriented. Check out of some of the student organizations below that our students actively engage in throughout the year.