Majoring in Psychology

Overview of the Psychology Major

The St. Olaf Department of Psychology, in accord with the American Psychological Association’s curricular guidelines, encourages students to experience the breadth of the discipline, learning about both natural science and social science aspects of psychology. The Department’s faculty reflects this breadth; faculty areas include clinical, cognitive, cultural, developmental, neuroscience, personality, and social psychology. At the same time, our major provides flexibility so that students may pursue their interests in more depth and craft a major to fit their specific goals. Students often do research with faculty, and many complete internships.

Psychology Major Information

Old Major before Fall 2023

New Major Fall 2023