Who We Are

How does the human mind work, and how does this shape the world we live in? As a psychology major at UNC Asheville, you’ll explore these compelling topics through the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Our exclusively undergraduate liberal arts program combines the rigor of pre-professional training for careers in psychology with the opportunity to explore other related disciplines. Unlike larger universities, we offer smaller classes taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and the opportunity to collaborate closely with faculty. Our department is a community of scholars dedicated to supporting each other as we work together to make the world a better place through the knowledge and best practices of the discipline.

What You’ll Learn

Psychology students learn the fundamentals of the discipline and develop open-minded skepticism through training in psychological theory, research, and application. Students can conduct original research through our nationally recognized undergraduate research program, and the neuroscience minor is popular among students who want to understand brain science from different disciplinary perspectives. Outside the classroom, students can join Psych Club or our active chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Our graduates find careers in a range of fields, including healthcare, research, business, and more, while others pursue professional programs in medicine, law, and education.