Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Undergraduate Program

Students who study psychology at Ohio State take courses in the brain and behavior, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology and social psychology. Psychology students have access to faculty who are prominent researchers and have opportunities to work alongside them in research labs, studying topics such as emotion regulation, childhood mood disorders, stress and health in pregnancy, language perception, psychopharmacology, attitude formation and the biology of human social interactions.Psychology Spring


Declare a Psychology Major

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Psychology Major and Minor Course Requirements

Upcoming Events


January 17th: RESCHEDULED: Pediatric Psychology

Want to learn more about a career as a Pediatric Psychologist? If so, then please join us in PS35 from 4:00-5:00pm as a representative from the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) explains details about the profession and how students can get involved now as undergrads. To RSVP, click here. For more information, check out their flier.

January 31st: Psychology Enrichment Program (PEP) Lecture Series

Join us for our first PEP of SP17! Interested in neuroscience? Wondering how math and neuroscience meet? If so, look no further that PS35 at 4:00pm where Dr. Trish Van Zandt will discuss her research on mathematical psychology! Check out the PEP webpage for more info. Register here.

February 1st: Stop! and Think! Movie Series

Our first movie for SP17 explores how prisons are quickly becoming the new holding places for the nation's mentally ill. Join us in PS35 at 5:30 as we screen The New Asylums. Pizza will be served, and a discussion with Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown will follow the screening. Check out the Stop! and Think! webpage for more information and show times. Register here.

February 13th: Psychology Enrichment Program (PEP) Lecture Series

Join us for our second PEP of SP17, Getting Involved in Research in the Psychology Department. Whether you are considering graduate school or just curious about what it means to do research here at OSU, this session is for you. Dr. Alisa Paulsen will present an overview of Psychology research here in the department, as well as tips for getting started. The PEP will be held in PS35 at 4:00pm. Check out the PEP webpage for more info. RSVP here.

March 20th: 20th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Colloquium

Join us for our 20th Annual Research Colloquium! If you're currently conducting research and/or writing a thesis and would like to present your results, please click here to register. If you'd like to have your poster judged and therefore qualify for cash prizes, judging begins at 3:00pm in the Psychology Building Lobby. Not interested in judging? The Colloquium begins at 4:00pm and will conclude at 6:00pm. If you'd like to attend the event, but are not presenting, register here. Refreshments will be served starting at 4:00pm. Check out the webpage for more information and to see last year's winners!









Check out what our current Psychology Majors are doing here on our Student Spotlight Page!

Honors in Psychology:

Congratulations to the following Psychology Majors who have recently been approved for candidacy for Graduation with Honors in the Arts and Sciences:

Megan Secard
Adelle Kenney