The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Students in Lab

The Department of Psychology at UT Dallas approaches the field from a scientific perspective, applying behavioral science research methods to the study of the human mind and behavior. Thus, students will have laboratory experiences in addition to lectures, reading, and demonstrations. Psychology students learn to evaluate evidence relating to theories of social behavior, personality development, perception, memory, brain processes, and other facets of human experience. Students also gain hands-on experience through internship placements, directed research experiences in professors’ labs, and individualized study with faculty in specialized topics.

The Department of Psychology offers three bachelor’s degree programs, three master’s degree programs, and two doctoral programs:

Child Learning and Development BS

Cognitive Science BS

Psychology BS

Applied Cognition and Neuroscience MS

Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders MS

Psychology MS

Cognition and Neuroscience PhD

Psychology PhD