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The University of Nebraska core beliefs on diversity and inclusion say that “True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and acceptance. Our commitment requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions be respectful, protect free speech and inspire academic freedom.” In accordance with these core values—including, importantly, affirming diversity, pursuing social justice, expressing freedom of speech, fostering a sense of belonging, and instilling a desire for civic engagement—the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska expresses its unequivocal support for the athletes DaiShon Neal, Michael Rose-Ivey, and Mohamed Barry, who took a knee during the national anthem at the Northwestern game, and for all other individuals who choose to do so in the future.

Rick Bevins, Chair

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The Department of Psychology

At UNL’s Department of Psychology, we’ve been leading — and constantly innovating the field — for more than 120 years.

We pioneered one of the world’s first undergraduate programs and its longest-running psychology symposium. We also created one of the country’s first law-psychology programs, as well as an APA-accredited clinical graduate program.

Our award-winning faculty, cutting-edge research and unmatched student opportunities make us one of the strongest psychology programs — not just in the Big Ten, but in the country.

We’re proud to be home to more than 1,000 undergraduate majors and minors and graduate students. They come here because they want to help people, to position themselves for high-paying, rewarding careers, and to leave their individual mark on their industry.

They come here because they want to do big-time research in areas such as neuroscience, social psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. And they want to be part of the truly groundbreaking work happening at UNL’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior.

They come here, ultimately, because they’re curious.

Let curiosity move you.

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How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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