Psychology is the science that seeks to understand behavior and mental processes, and to apply that understanding in the service of human welfare.

General Interest Area:

Fields of interest at the undergraduate level include research, biological perspectives, and multicultural/diversity perspectives. At the graduate level the focus is on community and clinical psychology with a rural and indigenous focus.

High School Background:

High School Diploma or GED

Plan of Study:

With the goal of achieving a breadth and depth of psychology, students can attain a B.A. or B.S. by taking courses which include introduction to psychology, research methods, child and adolescent development and other courses representing biological, social, and multicultural and diversity perspectives.

How to get Involved:

Stop by or contact our undergraduate advisor Janet Schichnes in the Psychology department for more information, questions, or to help decide if psychology is right for you. You can make an appointment by calling 907-474-6163 or email or stop by Janet's office in Gruening 704F. Students can also participate in student groups associated with the Psychology deparment. ANPsych is a student group whose purpose is to increase the number of Alaska Natives and American Indian psychologists. Psi Chi is the UAF chapter of the national honor society for psychology students.

Career and Graduate Possibilites:

Students receiving an undergraduate degree in psychology can go on to pursue careers in any number of fields including counseling, education, law, and medicine. Student receiving a graduate degree in community psychology can go on to careers in research, teaching, consulting, program and policy development, community intervention, counseling, psychological assessments, therapy and clinical services.

Related Websites:

UAF Psychology Department
UAF catalog description

Psychology degree worksheets

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