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Major prepares students for careers in a wide variety of professions, including human services, health care, education, business and more.


In addition to the psychology major and minor, the program also offers a mental health minor, industrial-organizational psychology certificate and military psychology certificate.


Psychology students collaborate with faculty on research projects, gaining valuable skills and career preparation. The program also pairs students in internships with community service organizations and area businesses.

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Contact us directly at:

Department of Psychology
Bartlett 1078
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Phone: 319-273-2303

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Why Psychology?

Find your path.

Through coursework, UNI psychology students gain a broad understanding of human psychological processes. Learn how the brain controls our actions, how memory and language influence our thoughts, how emotions guide actions, how other people influence us and how we can use psychology to improve human functioning. 

A small sampling of our courses includes:

  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Biopsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Psychology of Music 
  • Psychology of Gender
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Grow your future.

UNI psychology graduates work in a wide variety of fields, from counseling, to business, and health and human services. If you like working with people and have strong critical thinking skills, psychology is a great major for you. Many of our students also continue their education after graduating. Popular continued education programs include Counseling, Human Resources and School Psychology. 

Other career fields include:

  • Human resource officer
  • Corrections/law enforcement officer
  • Social service worker
  • Career counselor
  • Clinical/Child psychologist
  • Mental health professional
  • Advertising/marketing/PR specialist
  • Guidance counselor
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Go beyond.

UNI psychology students dive right into research, working alongside faculty for group or individual projects (a big deal for an undergrad!). The department also has a robust focus on field experience/internships, with dedicated faculty/staff available to help you find the right placement. Looking to connect? UNI also hosts an active Psychology Club, which organizes volunteer experiences, events/activities and is a great way to network with fellow psych majors.

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