Applied Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology
Director of Graduate Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology
For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of psychology, visit the Department of Psychology webpage.
The aims of the undergraduate major in psychology are several:
- To develop a scientific understanding of human behavior and experience, to develop critical thinking skills;
- To learn how psychological knowledge is generated; and
- To apply psychological principles to the solution of human problems.
A student who completes the psychology curriculum receives a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and preparation for a career in teaching, business, or law, as well as for graduate work in clinical, applied, or academic psychology. A psychology minor complements any line of study. Psychology courses also contribute to a major in organizational studies , a minor in early intervention , and the major and minor in women’s and gender studies. The Department of Psychology is also part of two interdisciplinary institutes: the Institute for Biochemical and Psychological Study of Individual Differences and The University of Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity, and injustice. Psychology majors are encouraged to take part in activities beyond their formal coursework such as participating in faculty research labs and institutes, engaging in independent research projects, departmental colloquia, the Psi Chi National Honor Society and service learning in community settings.
Students who complete the undergraduate program will:
- Demonstrate a knowledge base of major experimental findings and theoretical perspectives in psychology.
- Apply basic research methods, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Pursue post-baccalaureate education or enter the workforce.
- Apply psychological principles to personal, social, organizational, and diversity issues (i.e., Identify appropriate applications of psychology in solving problems such as the origins and treatment of abnormal behavior, tests and measurements and psychology-based interventions while recognizing the sociocultural contexts that influence individual differences in beliefs, values, and interactions.).