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Psychology is a discipline dedicated to the study of behavior and the functions of the mind. The study of psychology aims to improve self-understanding and to increase sensitivity to social issues that affect interpersonal relationships and quality of life.

About the Program

The UHD psychology major teaches students to master skills in research, project development, analysis, and presentation of findings. Graduates who earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UHD will demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, discoveries, and historical trends in psychology.

Classes cover several subject areas, including and not limited to:

  • • Human Growth and Development
  • • Childhood and Adolescence
  • • Clinical Studies
  • • Cognition, Learning and Behavior
  • • Sensation and Perception
  • • Memory
  • • Abnormal Psychology

Why UHD?

  • Our students have earning power. In recent years, UHD Psychology students had the highest first-year earnings of students in any psychology program in Texas. (Source: Higher Education Pays)
  • UHD Psychology students do meaningful work. Our majors support the Houston community by interning with local non-profit and service organizations.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UHD provides an education that gives students the flexibility and growth potential that employers find valuable. Beyond clinical applications, there are diverse opportunities for graduates to apply a psychology degree in the following industries:

  • Counseling Services
  • Community Relations
  • Market Research
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Business Management

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Last updated or reviewed on 9/26/14

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