Undergraduate Programs

At NIU, the Psychology Department is a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in which to develop and train as a student. NIU students can pursue a B.A. or a B.S. degree at the undergraduate level or can minor in Psychology or Cognitive Studies (see the printable Psychology Undergraduate Handbook for further details).

Fields of Study

Study in Psychology at NIU is of the highest quality, as we have over 30 full-time, Ph.D. faculty in the department and offer courses within a variety of concentrations, including:

Advising Updates

  • Several 300- and 400-level PSYC electives have had their times changed during the Spring 2012 semester, so please check the schedule and your wish list on MyNIU to see if this affects you.
  • The department's annual Getting into Graduate School Seminar (GIGSS) will be held during the coming Spring 2014 semester.  Check this page soon for additional information on the coming Spring 2014 session.
  • Attention: We are offering a new Industrial-Organizational lab this Spring: PSYC 434.  Please rest assured that this new course DOES count toward the major's two required labs, regardless of what MyNIU currently says, so feel free to enroll!
  • Beginning Fall 2004, students must have a grade of "C" or better in STAT 208, 301 or 350 in order to take PSYC 305.
  • Beginning with the 2003-2004 catalog, Stat 208, 301 or 350 is a prerequisite for Psyc 305, but no longer a co-requisite.