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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Students in Drexel’s BS in Psychology learn how to frame and find answers to important questions regarding human behavior, cognition and emotion, and how to apply their findings to improve lives. Students have the opportunity to conduct research alongside the department’s distinguished faculty, who lead innovative research and clinical projects in areas including health, forensic, cognitive, human experimental, neuro and clinical psychology. Through Drexel’s renowned cooperative education program and faculty research projects, students gain hands-on, resume-enhancing experience to prepare them for the next step in their career.

Our lively undergraduate community is fueled by an active psychology honor society (our Psi Chi chapter) and a Psychology Club.

Learn more about the degree in the Course Catalog

Drexel Co-op

Through Drexel’s cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their resumes and building a professional network in the process. Psychology majors find co-op positions in hospitals, school districts, independent research institutes, academic settings, and within Drexel faculty labs.

Learn more about co-op for psychology majors

Research Opportunities

By actively engaging in independent research alongside department faculty, psychology majors develop their skills as scientists and benefit from the close mentorship of faculty advisors, preparing them for successful experiences in graduate school. Students may conduct research for credit under two formal course mechanisms: Independent Study and the Senior Thesis.

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Study Abroad

The Department of Psychology strongly encourages our students to get out of town! (And by town, we mean the country.) Many Drexel psychology students have taken advantage of the rich experiences that come from international study, co-op and service activities. We encourage all of our majors to travel abroad, if possible, to nourish intellectual curiosity, gain an appreciation for cultural diversity, form new friendships and have fun.

For more information, contact Reni Gibney at

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