Riley Circello

"This major has helped me in many ways. And it's helped me help others. I’m forever grateful for that. It made me realize some things about how I acted and how other people acted, and to be respectful of everyone’s behaviors. We’re all human and everyone works differently. It’s a good program to understand how to work with other people.”

Psychology major Riley Circello wants to improve people's work experience

You should major in psychology if:

  • You are analytical and love diving into the details.
  • You want a career that lets you help people.
  • You want to understand why people do certain things or act certain ways.

In psychology, we study humans (and non-human animals), their actions, and what influences their behavior. Majoring in psychology gives you an incredible range of career opportunities and possibilities — all because you have a deep understanding of people.

You’ll learn about psychology as a science, research methods and statistics, and various fields of study within psychology. Our program explores clinical psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, quantitative psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology.

Psychology majors can contribute to research activities in our research labs, including opportunities to conduct your own research and work alongside our faculty experts.

Customize your psychology degree by choosing one of our two concentrations:

  • General Psychology
  • Pre-Medical Psychology

Psychology at UL Lafayette

What's Psychology Like?

  • Lab & research work
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Math
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 2 out of 3

Psychology research labs

Our psychology research explores communication, sense of belonging, life-span development, trauma, and more.

Life as a Psychology Major