Cognitive and Learning Sciences


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If you are intrigued by the inner workings of the psyche, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan Tech will allow you to mold that curiosity into a meaningful career.

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and cognitive processes. This broad discipline seeks to understand the human condition and explain behavior using scientific methods, with the fundamental goal of improving the well-being of individuals and our overall society.

Psychologists can apply their training to help preserve or rehabilitate people’s interpersonal relationships and mental health, and to help businesses safeguard assets such as time, finances, and human resources. From health practitioners who manage and treat psychological disorders, to business professionals who foster a healthy and productive workplace, to researchers who solve practical problems—psychology offers diverse applications and career pathways that attract many students to the discipline.

The subfields embraced by psychology are numerous and include the following:

  • Cognitive psychology: the understanding of mental processes such as memory, problem solving, and decision making;
  • Forensic psychology: the intersection of psychology and law;
  • Human factors psychology: the study of the way humans relate to the world around them, with the goal of improving performance and safety;
  • Educational psychology: the study of how people learn and how the instructional process influences learning; and
  • Sports psychology: the study of athletic performance, motivation, and skill.

As an undergraduate student in our program, you will explore the wide world of psychology and develop your own professional identity and goals.