Psychology

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

May 1, 2024
COMPUTER SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, PSYCHOLOGY - Success at the University of Oregon looks different for each student, from academic achievement to personal growth to career readiness.
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.

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Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
May22
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
May22
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Moira Fradinger. Speaker Series: Mafia, The Cultures of Narcotraffic.
May22
Moira Fradinger. Speaker Series: Mafia, The Cultures of Narcotraffic. May 22 Fenton Hall
Speaker Series: Mafias and the Cultures of Narcotraffic
May22
Speaker Series: Mafias and the Cultures of Narcotraffic May 22 Fenton Hall
Cintia Martínez Velasco. Speaker Series. Mafia: The Cultures of Narcotraffic.
May22
Cintia Martínez Velasco. Speaker Series. Mafia: The Cultures of Narcotraffic. May 22 Fenton Hall
Reading Series - Maurice Ruffin
May22
Reading Series - Maurice Ruffin May 22 Knight Library
Undergraduate Research Symposium
May23
Undergraduate Research Symposium May 23
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group
May23
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group May 23 Carson Hall, Ramey Room
"Jobs and Universities: A Tale of Two Futures"
May23
"Jobs and Universities: A Tale of Two Futures" May 23 Knight Library
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of "Race to Survive: New Zealand” and Q&A with Emmy Award-winning Television Series Producer Jeff Conroy
May23
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of "Race to Survive: New Zealand” and Q&A with Emmy Award-winning Television Series Producer Jeff Conroy May 23 Lawrence Hall

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