About Psychological and Brain Sciences
We offer you the opportunity to pursue a major
or a minor
in psychological sciences.
Psychology is a scientific approach to the understanding of covert and overt human and animal behavior. As psychologists, we are interested in such processes as learning, memory, thought, perception, motivation, psychopathology, and development, and their physiological and neurophysiological bases.
As we grow to understand them, psychological principles can be applied to our perceptions of the behavior of individuals, groups, and societies, and to the solution of a wide range of practical human problems.
Our curriculum will immerse you in courses that teach analytical and computational skills, as well as courses that explore a wide range of topics in the contemporary science of behavior.
We will engage your natural scientific inquisitiveness with opportunities including graduate-level research as an undergraduate
with world-class faculty and facilities, the challenge to conduct and write a senior thesis, and the ability to explore your own interests through credit-bearing, self-designed independent study.
The psychological and brain sciences department is also the home of Colgate’s interdisciplinary neuroscience program
, and is affiliated with Colgate's Center for Language and Brain