In the classroom and the lab, or out in the field, psychology students at the University of San Francisco gain the knowledge to think scientifically and ethically about human behavior and psychological processes.

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Undergraduate Programs

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San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Rosa

USF’s Department of Psychology designed its curriculum around the foundations of psychological theory and application. By forming a broad understanding of psychology—from social, biological, clinical, cultural, developmental and ethical points of view—students learn to respect the complexities of human behavior. A careful examination of behavioral science in the context of the liberal arts helps students form a comprehensive base for a wide variety of professions or to pursue a graduate degree in many fields of study, including psychology, law, education, and medicine.

Research Labs

Psychology majors gain hands-on experience through research courses or participate in faculty research labs as student assistants.

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The Psychology Practicum provides an opportunity for service learning in a variety of community settings relevant to psychology, including: hospitals, mental health and residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, school classrooms, homeless shelters, preschool and daycare centers, research labs, and locally based non-profit organizations.

Each student volunteers in an agency and experiences the application of psychology in the real world. Students meet weekly over the course of the semester with their instructor to discuss course readings and share their experiences in the fieldwork settings.

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Our students are landing jobs and internships at clinics, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofits or they’re going on to top graduate schools.

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Department of Psychology

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall G65 (415) 422-6151 (415) 422-2517