College of Arts & Sciences Psychology


Psychology is both a scientific discipline concerned with understanding, explaining and predicting behavior, and a profession dedicated to the application of this knowledge to the solution of practical human problems. The courses and opportunities for independent study we offer are designed to expose our students to both aspects of the discipline.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

*A major concentration in Disaster Response is available for Psychology majors.

Helpful Links


Many of our psychology graduates are excelling in graduate programs, while others are building successful careers in a variety of industries. Here are some of the places you'll find USD graduates making a difference:

  • Minnesota Mutual Insurance Corporate Headquarters
  • Girls, Inc. of Sioux City, Iowa
  • Federal Express (management)
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (management)
  • University of Georgia
  • Duke University


Be sure to read about our Scholarships and Student Organizations!