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Department of Psychology


Download the Latest (Summer 2014) Department Newsletter Here

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the behavioral science that seeks to understand people and how they relate to their environment. Such understanding contributes to performance in all types of job settings, from education, to business, to military, and to health professions. The undergraduate major provides a broad coverage of the discipline, as well as research and applied opportunities, to prepare students for graduate education or diverse career paths.

What Does ODU's Psychology Department Offer?

The Department of Psychology has 28 full-time faculty members representing a broad spectrum of areas in psychology. It is located in the Mills Godwin Building, which includes specialized laboratories for teaching and research in the study of such topics as child development, community psychology, cognitive psychology, industrial/organizational, human factors or engineering psychology, teaching and learning, psychological assessment, and social behavior.

What Degrees are Available?

The Department of Psychology offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science (on campus and online), Master of Science in Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Experimental Psychology, Human Factors, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (offered as part of the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology). The department also offers an undergraduate minor in psychology. The programs offered at Old Dominion University prepare students for many jobs in the field of psychology. For more information on the degree programs offered in Psychology please visit the "Academics" links in the menu bar to the left.

Thank you for your interest in our programs!  You can access a video of our Chief Departmental Advisor discussing the degree here.

James P. Bliss, Ph.D., Chair

Psychology Dept.
Mills Godwin Building, Room 250
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA  23529
(757) 683-4439