About Us

The NAU Department of Psychological Sciences emphasizes the scientific study of mind, brain, and behavior and seeks to advance evidence-based knowledge through high quality teaching, research, and service. All undergraduate and graduate students take foundational coursework in statistics and research methods. The undergraduate major offers students a balanced curriculum in social/personality, developmental/clinical, and cognitive/psychobiological areas.

In addition to the 1200 majors in our undergraduate program, the department has over 45 graduate students in master’s programs in applied health psychology, general psychology, and teaching of psychology.

Our department also provides community services in health psychology and behavioral pediatrics. These services provide rich educational experiences for our students and valuable assistance to clients from the NAU and northern Arizona communities.

The Department has 30 full-time faculty members with expertise in clinical, developmental, health, industrial organizational, learning, social, and the neural and cognitive sciences. Our faculty are dedicated to the mentoring of students and to offering opportunities for experiential learning, such as undergraduate research experience and fieldwork experience. The department’s efforts at assessing undergraduate learning outcomes have received NAU awards of excellence.

Department highlights

  • Huffman 240
  • REU 240
  • ICOPE 240
  • Collier 240
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Read about the achievements and people behind the NAU Department of Psychological Sciences.