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Psychology Department

NMU psychology program students are encouraged to participate actively in the rigorous and creative search for the how and why of behavior, and in identifying and potentially resolving significant problems. Our courses emphasize the research methodology and data of both human and animal behavior as well as its theoretical and applied implications. Students will learn to discover, communicate and apply the scientific principles of psychology to a wide array of real-world situations.

Experience Learning

Students majoring in the psychology/behavior analysis option are placed in community settings for two semesters. All have the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking research, such as testing new classes of drugs to treat attention and memory problems caused by schizophrenia, analyzing the effects of video games on aggression, or measuring gender differences.

Career Excellence

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in research, human resources, criminal justice, childcare or education, among others. Many continue their education toward becoming psychologists. The psychology job market is expected to grow by 15 percent.

Students can explore their psychology major outside of the classroom with the departmentIn programs like applied behavior analysis, students experiences aren

Degrees Offered

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What you'll do at NMU

Give your brain food for thought over the weekend by attending Friday afternoon colloquium sessions. Join the Student Psychological Association, or one of our other psychology-related student organizations, and bring fascinating speakers to campus or simply hang-out with like-minded students and professors. Work with dogs, lab rats or pigeons to test theories. Intern at a local nursing home to observe the effects of dementia. Or travel internationally to participate in workshops and conferences. You’ll have the personal attention and support of talented, caring teachers every step of the way.

Psychology Departmentpsych@nmu.edu906-227-2935

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit