Experience Learning

Students have the opportunity to learn about treatments for Autism and related disorders in the department's clinic for Applied Behavior Analysis. Students also have the opportunity to work alongside psychology professors on ground-breaking research, such as testing new classes of drugs for mental disorders, learning how the brain responds to emotional stimuli, learning about the way humans sense and perceive the world, and even unraveling historical origins of psychology and neuroscience.

Career Excellence

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in research, human resources, criminal justice, childcare or education, among others. Many continue their education toward becoming psychologists. The psychology job market is expected to grow by 15 percent.

Degrees Offered

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"I love the passion for my major that is so tangible among its faculty and students. Applied behavior analysis is a field of immense growth, and that is being reflected in the major at NMU. The university has invested its trust and resources in this program, and it has paid off; the NMU Behavior, Education, Assessment & Research (BEAR) Center is a testament to that."

Hailey Donohue

Psychology Alum


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Scientific Research

Students have the opportunity to engage in scientific research alongside psychology professors in the department's many research laboratories.


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Applied Learning

In programs like the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, students experiences aren't just theoretical. Lessons are often applied through community projects, internships, labs and more.


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Supports in Place

Students can explore their psychology major outside of the classroom with the department's student organization, Student Psychological Association.

What You'll Do

Give your brain food for thought over the weekend by attending Friday afternoon colloquium sessions. Join the Student Psychological Association, or one of our other psychology-related student organizations, and bring fascinating speakers to campus or simply hang-out with like-minded students and professors. Work with dogs, lab rats or pigeons to test theories. Intern at a local nursing home to observe the effects of dementia. Or travel nationally to participate in workshops and conferences. You’ll have the personal attention and support of talented, caring instructors every step of the way.

Department of Psychological Science

psych@nmu.edu | 906-227-2935

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit