Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
This is a vibrant and busy department, with approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors, 60 doctoral students, 29 full-time faculty, and four full-time staff members. We proudly offer both a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. We are pleased to offer doctoral degrees in Psychology (Ph.D.), with tracks in Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and General Experimental Psychology. We also have an outstanding APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program.
The department offers two doctoral degrees: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
The Psy.D. degree prepares students as practitioner-scientists in clinical psychology. The program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Formal course work is integrated with practicum and research experiences to produce highly qualified practitioner-scientists in this area of specialization.
Ph.D. in Psychology
The Ph.D. program in psychology prepares students for university teaching/research, and applied positions in universities, hospitals, industry, or government. The program has three training tracks: Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and General Experimental Psychology.
Psychology and neuroscience are comprehensive and versatile majors, providing educational foundation for advanced study in any field.
Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. It seeks to understand the origins and processes of thought and emotion by drawing from biological, social, and cultural aspects of the human experience.
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system with a special focus on the brain. As a multidisciplinary field, neuroscience draws from biology, psychology, chemistry and other areas to develop a thorough understanding of the nervous system and related disorders. From molecules and genes to behavior and motor skills, neuroscience spans the full range of the nervous system.
In a database compiled by Stanford University, 35 current or retired Baylor faculty members appear among the top 2% of the most-cited researchers across 22 disciplines.