Department head: Rick Bevins

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal) and the psychological, social, and biological processes related to behavior.  As an undergraduate, psychology majors will take a variety of psychology courses that cover the core areas of psychology.  A major in psychology prepares students for a wide variety of careers. A bachelor’s degree in psychology will prepare graduates to work in fields such as human services, government, business, and research.  A bachelor’s degree in psychology will also prepare students for graduate or professional school in areas such as psychology, social work, medicine, law, business, public administration, or a variety of other areas.  Since psychology is such a broad field, students should work with the psychology advisor or Career Services if they are unsure of a career path within psychology.

The Department of Psychology at UNL is one of the strongest psychology programs in the country!  Our department is credited for a number of firsts, including having one of the…

  • First undergraduate programs in the world.
  • First APA-accredited clinical graduate programs in the nation.
  • First (and longest running) psychology symposiums in the world (The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation).
  • First law-psychology programs in the country.

If you are interested in becoming a psychology major at UNL, please contact the Psychology Chief Major Advisor.