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Professor and Chair of Psychology Nancy Darling and her students express delight over 1step2life, a web-based app they developed that helps adolescents manage chronic pain. Photo credit: John Seyfried
Program Overview


Program Type: Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Psychology

The psychology major at Oberlin is distinctive for its depth, variety, and research opportunities. Interdisciplinary in nature, it often serves as a gateway to other academic and professional programs. Discovery through psychological research is emphasized as psychology majors conduct experiential investigations in laboratory courses, participate actively in faculty projects, and engage in independent studies.

Why Study Psychology at Oberlin?

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Variety of Courses
Associated Faculty
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Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychological Science 4 credits
  • PSYC 215 - Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology 4 credits
  • PSYC 303 - Advanced Methods in Memory Research 4 credits
  • PSYC 520 - Supervised Research in Social and Environmental Psychology 2 credits

Psychology Faculty

Psychology faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through collaborative research, and writing. Their research interests include adolescent social relations, psychological disorders, human memory, language, environmental psychology, use of technology and non-traditional treatments, and more.

Explore Faculty within Psychology

Psychology News

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Mental Health Research Assistant: Ify Ezimora ’19

May 15, 2020
Ezimora is applying the professional experience she gained as a double major in psychology and environmental studies as well as her roles as a student treasurer and cochair of the Student Finance Committee.