University of California-Berkeley Psychology Programs

The undergraduate and graduate psychology programs at University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) are ranked among the top psychology programs in the nation. The psychology department at UCLA is one of the largest and most diverse of all UCLA's academic departments. The psychology program is comprised of over 200 PhD students, 77 faculty, 35 postdoctoral trainees, over 40 administrative staff and nearly 90 research staff.

One aspect of the UCLA psychology program that makes it so unique, is that psychology faculty and students have the opportunity to associate and colaborate with scholars across the university's entire campus and across many disciplines. As a department within the Division of Life Sciences in the College of Letters and Science, the psychology program at UCLA has strategic relationships with the Johnsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in the UCLA School of Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

The undergraduate psychology program offers an honors programs for achievement oriented students and the UCLA Psychology Research Opportunity Programs initiative for undergraduates interested in enriching their learning experience with hands-on research at the undergraduate level. Each year the undergraduate department hosts a Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference which is attended by scholars, students, lecturers, guest speakers and practitioners from around the nation. The undergraduate program also sponsors the Diversity Science Initiative--a program designed to promote research for minority groups in the behavioral sciences.

UCLA offers three undergraduate degree programs in psychology. These include the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Bachelor of Sience in Psychobiology. While each area of focus provides a unique perspective and approach to the study of psychology, the three majors overlap in fundamental areas and knowledge bases. The undergraduate psychology department at UCLA also offers one minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and another in Cognitive Science.

At the graduate level UCLA offers a Ph.D. in Psychology with concentrations in Clinic Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Learning and Behavior. While the graduates go on to teach at universities and work in clinical practice areas, the goal of the program is to develop professional research psychologists. UCLA does not award the PsyD degree.

You can learn more about the psychology programs at UCLA be contacting them directly using the information below.

Address: 1285 Franz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-156
Admissions Phone: (310) 825-2961
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