Katelin Matazel, who received a Bachelor of Science in NMU's 
Psychology program talks about her experience in our department.

Northern Michigan University’s Department of Psychological Science offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a number of areas in Psychology. The department offers a strong psychology curriculum along with emphasis areas in behavior analysis and neuroscience. 

At the undergraduate level, the department offers three majors along with a psychology minor. These majors include Psychology, Behavior Analysis, and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience. At the graduate level, the department offers a master's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Applied Behavior Analysis master's degree curriculum meets the program requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For more details, visit the department's Programs page.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Psychological Science is to promote the discovery, transmission and application of the scientific principles of psychology within the University and the community.

Such actions will be guided by the professional code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. In the context of programs and courses that are nurtured by the data of current knowledge, direct student involvement in the processes of research, teaching and service, and quality advisement that Mission is interpreted to:

  • Educate students to think critically and creatively about both the practical and theoretical aspects of the science of psychology,
  • Advance the frontiers of psychological science and communicate this science to the University and the community; and
  • Prepare students for success in the next stage of their careers.