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Welcome To The Psychology Department

The department offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Psychology. The mission of the Department of Psychology is to engage in psychological research and scholarship of the highest quality and to provide excellent teaching and service, informed and enhanced by our efforts to discover, synthesize, and transmit knowledge. 

At the undergraduate level we offer courses in a wide variety of areas of psychological science, including development, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and social psychology. In addition to traditional coursework, there are many opportunities to get directly involved with psychology research in the lab (PSYC 400) and in the field (PSYC 402). These experiences provide an opportunity to gain a better understanding of potential career paths after obtaining the Bachelor of Arts degree and may lead to conference presentations and publications.

Our graduate curriculum includes coursework, supervised and independent research, teaching, and internships. Students in our graduate program are focused on one of two major areas of study: cognitive or social psychology. Graduate students in the cognitive area typically work on basic or applied research related to cognitive abilities, neural processes, visual or auditory perception, learning, or memory. Social graduate students typically work on research related to human-robot interaction, emotion, gender, teaching, sexuality, or social cognition. Graduates of our program have been highly successful in obtaining degree-dependent jobs in industry, government, and academia.

Fall 2023 Speaker Series

The Psychology Department hosts a weekly colloquium series that highlights cognitive science research conducted at NMSU and elsewhere. Talks take place Friday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 in Science Hall room 107. All interested parties are encouraged to attend! 

Date       Speaker
9/1 Michael Marks, NMSU Psychology
9/15 Susan Frantz, NMSU Psychology
9/29 Jeff Hartley, formerly of GM
10/6 Patricia Lopez, NMSU Computer Science
10/20 Hannah Volpert-Esmond, UTEP Psychology
10/27 Arryn Robbins, University of Richmond Psychology
11/3 Vanessa Palentin, University of Heidelberg
11/10 Justin MacDonald, NMSU Psychology
11/17 Laura Madson, NMSU Psychology
12/1 Michael Hout, NMSU Psychology