Our psychology program offers the one-on-one faculty attention students thrive on. Along with the well-rounded education of a liberal arts college, our research opportunities and facilities as a top research university take your education to an even higher level. Students partake in psychological research with faculty, participate in off-campus internships with major-name institutions, and volunteer for community service.
For students who want to join a campus community where no one gets lost in the crowd while getting access to unparalleled opportunities for experiences and careers upon graduation — Catholic University is the ideal choice.
B.A. in Psychology
Our psychology majors get one-on-one academic advising and stay in close touch with the faculty, and also benefit from our Psychology Peer Mentoring Program for incoming first-year students.
Psychological and Brain Sciences (B.S.)
Step into the captivating world of Psychological and Brain Sciences with our exceptional B.S. program. Students will learn the basics of cognitive and neurological behavior, with a rigorous course plan for math and natural sciences.
Students can earn both a B.A. and M.A. in psychology in only 5 years. Third-year students with a 3.5 GPA or higher are encouraged to apply to the B.A./M.A. program in General Psychology.
The department offers minors in psychology and neuroscience that can play a major role in rounding out the degree students earn, and the difference they go on to make.
The department offers undergraduate courses in various subject areas ranging from general to experimental psychology.
Research and Internship Opportunities
Along with experiential learning in the lab, undergraduate students can complete research apprenticeships, independent study, a senior thesis, and psychology internships at esteemed institutions like NIH, Children’s National Medical Center, and the Washington VA Medical Center, among others.