Like the university itself, the Department of Psychology is over 50 years old. It is part of the College of Science and typically has between 10 and 15 full-time faculty members, 3 and 6 part-time instructors, over 400 undergraduate majors, and between 20 and 30 graduate students. The faculty is committed to teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate students receive instruction in the science of human behavior through a curriculum that prepares them for graduate education in psychology or a related field or for a diversity of other careers. In addition, the department has two doctoral programs in Applied Biopsychology and Applied Developmental Psychology, both of which focus on understanding, preventing, and treating problems in adjustment from either a biological or developmental perspective.
The department is committed to the urban mission of the University of New Orleans: to support the educational, economic, cultural, and social well being of the culturally rich and diverse New Orleans metropolitan area. In addition to their many teaching and scholarly activities within the department, faculty members typically have adjunct appointments in various institutions around the New Orleans area and engage in important research and service activities within the community.
If you have any questions after visiting our site, please feel free to ask! Check out our recent Departmental activities on our News and Events page. Contact our Undergraduate Coordinator, Graduate Coordinator, Applied Developmental Program Director or Applied Biopsychology Program Director for specific questions.
Paul J. Frick, Ph.D., Chair