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From the personal to the global, the biggest challenges need psychology to solve them.

Humans sit at the intersection of molecules, biology, our social environments, and broader cultures. As a psychology major, you work closely with peers and professors to learn how these systems interact to help explain human behavior. Starting in your first course, you will learn to think and communicate like a psychological scientist, and you will design and conduct research throughout our hands-on and lab-based curriculum. Because psychology is naturally interdisciplinary, you will solve problems that intersect across traditional disciplinary bounds. Finally, you will learn to give psychology away to help solve those challenges both locally and globally.

Studying psychology, you learn how to read texts closely, design and conduct laboratory research and use related technology, and analyze and interpret statistics. In courses you investigate the natural science and principles of behavior and learn how to ethically apply them to alleviate suffering. You can also participate in the Psychology Student Seminar Series, independent study, and internships. Majors can go on to graduate studies or careers in teaching, scientific research, clinical work, medicine, law, and more.

Contact Information


Noyce Science Center
1116 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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