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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Connecting you to a broad range of psychological expertise

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver offers a multidisciplinary approach to psychology and close, collaborative student-faculty working relationships.  We are a research-oriented department that values collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches.  Several themes connect our scholarship across traditional areas and training programs.  These themes are developmental, cognitive, & affective neuroscience; stress, coping, & health; psychopathology; and research with diverse and underserved populations.


Our department comprises 23 tenure-line faculty as well as teaching, research, clinical, adjunct and emeritus faculty.

Undergraduate program

Our undergraduate program provides a strong and broad foundation in the science of psychology.  With nearly 400 majors, we design our curriculum to support a wide range of student goals, and we offer many opportunities for involvement and hands-on experiences outside the classroom.

Learn more about our bachelor's degrees in psychology.

PhD programs

Our doctoral programs, which enroll approximately 40 students, include:

  • affect/social
  • clinical child
  • cognitive
  • developmental

In addition, students in any of our doctoral programs can earn a concentration in developmental cognitive neuroscience.

A strength of our department is that each of our specialty areas includes a substantial number of faculty whose interests overlap and complement those of faculty in the other areas. Many of our students work with multiple mentors and with faculty advisers outside their specific area.

Learn more about our graduate programs.

Finding Us

Find our main departmental office in the first-floor lobby of Frontier Hall, 2155 S. Race St.  Research and faculty offices are located in Frontier Hall and the ground floor of Nagel Hall.