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"One of my favorite parts of the Psychology department at ISU

is how supportive the staff is. You can tell they want you to succeed,

and they will encourage you and help you set and reach your goals."

Olivia Law, Class of '22

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Explore Our Programs

We offer a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in psychology, a Doctor of Philosophy in experimental psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology. We currently have over 300 undergraduate majors, and over 40 graduate students involved in our programs.

Psychology courses delve into topics such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience. Through engaging coursework, students explore the intricacies of behavior and mental processes. We emphasize hands-on learning experiences, encouraging students to actively participate in psychological research projects and gain practical skills that will benefit them in their future careers.

Explore Our Undergraduate Programs

Explore Our Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

Explore Our Experimental Psychology Graduate Program

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty members, who are experts in their respective areas, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education.

The Department of Psychology offers numerous opportunities for students interested in psychological research. Under the guidance of our faculty, students can engage in research in areas such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and more. 

 

Meet Our Faculty

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Program Highlights

  • Idaho's only APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology PhD program
  • Idaho's only Experimental Psychology PhD program
  • Diverse faculty with research interests covering various areas
  • Opportunities for undergraduate students to work in research labs
  • Inclusion in clinical practicum teams
  • Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis with promising job prospects for Bachelor's degree holders

Employment Opportunities

  • Local developmental disability companies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Internship opportunities with organizations such as the City of Pocatello, United Way, Idaho National Laboratories, and Access Point
  • Potential for careers in medical professions including hospitals and Veteran's Affairs
  • Marketing
  • Research

Practical Experience and Skill Development

  • Hands-on training in clinical psychology and experimental psychology
  • Exposure to diverse research methodologies and approaches
  • Access to real-world settings through internships and collaborations
  • Development of essential skills for working in the psychology field

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We prepare students for success in various fields related to psychology

Find Your Roar with the Department of Psychology at ISU

We at the Department of Psychology are committed to providing outstanding education and promoting a deep understanding of human behavior, mental processes, and psychological research.

Our department offers a diverse range of programs and opportunities for those interested in psychology, whether you're pursuing a career in the field or simply want to explore the fascinating world of the human mind.

Idaho State University's psychology department offers comprehensive programs and degrees tailored to the diverse interests and career goals of our students. From undergraduate programs to graduate degrees, our faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, bring extensive knowledge and experience to the classroom, ensuring a high-quality education that prepares students for success in various psychology-related fields.

Delving into topics such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience, our engaging coursework provides students with valuable insights into the complexities of human behavior and mental processes. Through hands-on learning experiences, students actively participate in psychological research projects, gaining practical skills that benefit their future careers.

Our department also offers abundant research opportunities, allowing students to engage in cutting-edge research guided by our expert faculty. These experiences deepen students' understanding of psychological principles and equip them with essential skills in research design, data analysis, and critical thinking. Graduates from Idaho State University's psychology program are well-prepared for a range of career prospects in counseling, social work, human resources, research, and academia.

We invite prospective students, current students, and alumni to explore our website and discover more about our psychology programs, faculty, research opportunities, and the vibrant community we have cultivated at Idaho State University's Department of Psychology. Whether you're seeking to understand human behavior, promote mental health, or make a positive impact in the field of psychology, we are here to support your journey.