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Welcome to the Psychology Department!

Psychology Students: visit the Student's Corner page for information on the Psychology Club and upcoming events, participating in research (at Sona Systems), conducting research, and lots of useful information and links!

Department News & Announcements

Contrary to what many people believe, psychologists cannot read people's minds nor can we teach you to do so. However, we can teach you about the fascinating science of Psychology and how it applies to your everyday life. In many respects, psychology is the ultimate in science because you can study anything from the simplest biochemical reaction to the most complex aspect of human behavior.

Members of the Psychology Department: Tiffany Collier, Stephanie Fife, Dr. Kevin Harris, Dr. Emily Farris, Dr. Jamie Hughes, Dr. Linda Montgomery, Dr. Jim Olson, Dr. Kay Ketzenberger (Head of the Psychology Department), Dr. Spencer Thompson, Suzanne Rathbun, and Diana Younger. Learn more about our faculty. 

Through course work, field trips, research projects, community service, and campus activities, students gain a level of competence that prepares them for many areas of life outside the University. Besides gaining a better understanding of themselves and others, undergraduate students in Psychology gain critical thinking skills, both oral and written communication skills, and analytical reasoning skills including a strong background in statistics and experimental methods. These problem-solving skills and behavioral applications prepares our students for a wide variety of occupations and post-graduate training programs in psychology and in several other professions.

So whether you are planning to major or minor in Psychology, or if you are thinking of just taking a course or two, we are sure you will find something of interest in our program. If you have further questions related to the field of study, contact the faculty members and we will do our best to help you out. Although we can't read your mind, we can read and respond to your e-mail and other correspondence!

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The BA in Psychology is available as an Online Program (schedule for online short-format courses)

Master of Arts in Psychology (with concentration in Clinical or Experimental Psychology) 


 UTPB Psychology now has a Facebook page. Please visit us here

Last updated on May 14, 2015

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4901 E. University Blvd. 
Odessa, TX