The Department of Psychology's mission is to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to study the science of psychology and, through discovery-based learning, to contribute new knowledge to the discipline. Our program encourages critical thinking as well as broad and deep understanding of historical trends, concepts, methods, and empirical findings in the core areas of psychology. Emphasizing synthesis, integration, and communication of knowledge, our approach stimulates students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. With numerous opportunities for internships and collaborative research, our program prepares students for novel problem solving and the changing demands of the work place as well as graduate and professional schools. We encourage students to be ethical, humble, respectful and tolerant. We seek to inspire all students to be lifelong learners who will lead productive and fulfilling lives as thoughtful and responsible citizens.