Psychology is a scientific discipline with a focus on the behavior of individuals. As a profession, psychology applies scientific principles to specific problems. Psychology has a unique approach to understanding behavior and working with people (or animals) to facilitate behavioral changes. The Department of Psychology at Illinois State University currently offers one major and two minors.
The Psychology Studies major is based on a broad model of interdisciplinary study in the fields that make up Psychology Studies.
An academic minor can serve two purposes: it can support a major or provide a level of competency in an area of interest. A minor enhances the range of knowledge relevant to students' major and career goals.
Advisement Before Advance Registration
Students are not required to consult with an academic advisor before registering for classes. Before registering for the summer or fall semester, students should check the department's Advising page to review the Requirements for the Major in Psychology or Requirements for the Minor in Psychology, as well as the appropriate Undergraduate catalog for graduation requirements. Students are responsible for planning their semester courses; the psychology academic advisor will not tell students which courses to take. Advisement appointments should be scheduled before your assigned registration date for the upcoming semester. During registration, students will be seen on an appointment only basis. Email Raz Steward to schedule an appointment.