About the Department

Here at NIU, we provide a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in which to develop and train as a psychologist. The science of psychology is a rapidly evolving field that influences all aspects of society. Psychologists work in traditional and nontraditional settings, including schools, hospitals, businesses, government, mental health organizations, laboratories and nonprofit organizations.

We offer undergraduate programs for a B.A. or a B.S. degree and graduate study (primarily Ph.D.) in several specializations, including:

As you will see, we offer a wide array of courses that provide contemporary instruction in the major areas of the field. Whether you may choose to focus your program on a specific area, or sample more broadly among a wide variety of courses, you will graduate with a firm grasp of the field and a solid foundation for further education or a fulfilling career.