Psychology Department


Unpack the complexities of the human mind.

The discipline of psychology seeks to analyze and predict the behavior of living creatures. As a Psychology student, you’ll encounter a spectrum of psychological theories, experiments and problems.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to make discoveries alongside our world-renowned faculty or while studying abroad. With Saint Mary’s small class sizes and discussion-driven courses, you’ll receive plenty of personalized attention as you pursue your unique interests and aspirations.

Research Spotlight

Summer Research Program autism researchers with mentor

Psychology Professors James McCauley and Makenzie O'Neil Mentor Student Research

Psychology students participated in the competitive Summer Research Program this past summer studying a variety of aspects associated with adult autism--accuracy of emotions, social support systems, barriers to advocacy for families of autistic adults and self-stimulatory behaviors and emotional recognition.  

A student is standing up, writing on a whiteboard

Research Opportunities

Explore an array of research possibilities, including our Summer Research Program. Beginning each June, Saint Mary’s students have the chance to gain hands-on scientific research experience—and get paid for it.

School Information