Department of Psychology includes teaching, research, and service. We provide disciplinary knowledge to undergraduates in General Education, Teacher Education and the psychology major and minor. We provide graduate education through our master’s programs in Psychology and Clinical-Counseling Psychology, and our specialist and doctoral programs in School Psychology.
Our teaching mission extends to advancing our students in their adult lives and careers, and incorporates the values expressed in Educating Illinois (i.e., the pursuit of learning and scholarship, civic engagement, public opportunity, individualized attention, and diversity). Our research occurs both in the laboratory and field settings, and it seeks to advance knowledge and practice. Our research is a collaboration of faculty with graduate and undergraduate students. Our faculty and students provide service to the discipline, to the university, and to the community.
Department of Psychology Excellence Fund is used to bring special speakers to campus, host our annual School Psychology Institute every spring, support student research and student travel, and underwrite other psychology-related activities that are open to students, faculty and the public at large.