The 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 a clinical graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association.
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 the university’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior.
They come here, ultimately, because they’re curious.
Let curiosity move you.
Given the recent events on campus, the Department of Psychology at UNL reaffirms its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. We strive to be a department where all feel safe and welcome in all of our research, teaching, and service endeavors. As our history teaches us, diversity improves our science and our science confirms the indispensability of diversity. – On behalf of the Sarata Diversity Enhancement Committee and Rick Bevins, Chair of the Department of Psychology.
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.” The Department unequivocally supports and advances 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.
Rick Bevins, Chair
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.Apply Now