The Department of Psychology is well-known for its innovation and leadership in the field, conducting formative research in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology. We have made important contributions through cutting-edge work that uses machine learning, wearable data collection devices, and a suite of neuroimaging tools — to name just a few of our techniques.

Psychology Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 16, 2024
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Matthew Knight Arena

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What you can do with a degree in Psychology

A psychology degree from the University of Oregon opens the door to a variety of careers. Our coursework teaches skills in problem solving, communication, and analytical thinking. Our alumni have used their training to find success in careers across a number of different fields, including: 

  • Hospitals, rehab facilities and healthcare providers
  • Market research firms and public relations
  • Media, communications, and journalism
  • Large corporations
  • Schools and educational institutions
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Private research organizations
  • Consulting firms and think tanks
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University of Oregon Psychology Clinic

We support the well-being of our community by providing low-cost, high-quality, evidence-based therapy services to UO faculty, staff, and students as well as members of the Eugene-Springfield community. Our clinic serves as the primary training site for doctoral students in the University of Oregon clinical psychology program, with services provided by advanced graduate students under the supervision of licensed psychologists. We provide culturally sensitive and affirming services that incorporate important (and often marginalized) identities.

Our Degree Programs

Our department is constantly working to push the boundaries of psychological science in the classroom, in the lab, and in the clinic. We pair the wisdom of decades of foundational work with an excitement for shaping the future of our field.

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Learn from Experts in the Field

Our talented faculty conduct cutting-edge research across five broad areas in psychology: clinical, cognitive neuroscience, developmental, social and personality, and systems neuroscience. Three of our faculty are members of the National Academy of Sciences, and included among the many awards they have earned are the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science as well as a Grammy.

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Get Real-world Experience

The Department of Psychology offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience. A practicum placement allows students to earn credit while working in a specific area of psychology. We also encourage students to participate in research within one of our many laboratories and collaborative institutes.

Scholarships & Funding

In addition to university-wide opportunities for funding and scholarships, the psychology department offers multiple scholarships and awards for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Scholarships Graduate Funding

Academic Support

There are many opportunities for psychology students to receive advising and help with experiential learning as well as career and graduate school preparation. Peer advisors, graduate student and faculty advisors are all available throughout the academic year.

Undergraduate Advising Support for Graduate Students

Psychology News and Events

February 27, 2024
PSYCHOLOGY - In a Valentine’s Day episode of the Museum of Modern Art's Magazine Podcast, Stephanie Cacioppo, courtesy assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, discusses her research and how love appears in the most unlikely places. “We all have the 12 brain areas that are critical for love,” she says.
January 31, 2024
PSYCHOLOGY - The College of Arts and Sciences’ Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) received a $1.3 million grant from Toyota Motor North America’s Way Forward Fund to develop, implement and evaluate support system aimed at helping students in San Antonio get the necessary family and school interventions for a successful recovery.
January 10, 2024
PSYCHOLOGY - Want to make New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually keep this year? Psychology doctoral student Deanna Strayer offers research-backed tips for successful goal setting to help you stick to your plans. Read more in the CAS Connection newsletter.

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